A membership in Minnesota Farmers Union is more than a number – it’s an investment in the future of agriculture.
Family farmers join MFU for the community. Together, we make up a collective voice from all corners of Minnesota and all kinds of agriculture, big, medium and small, that represents YOU in government at all levels. Our grassroots policy comes straight from the initiatives of members. And it’s an opportunity to make friends, grow in leadership and learn from other farmers in our big-tent network. It’s hard to put a price tag on that.
In addition, MFU and National Farmers Union also offer several other benefits to membership, such as:
Minnesota Farmers Union Leadership Camp is affordable and open to everyone, regardless of your current or past connection to farming. MFU camp is where kids can hang out, be kids and have fun singing at campfires, learn about Farmers Union, agriculture and the role they play in everyday life. Please visit www.mfu.org/camp for more information!
Velde Moore Law Firm of Alexandria, Minn., and affiliated firms offer free phone consultations and reduced attorney fees with MFU Group Legal Services, reached at (800) 542-4420.
Farmers Union members are part of a crime prevention program that rewards $1,000 to individuals who provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for theft, vandalism or arson of a member’s property.
Subscription to Minnesota Agriculture
Described as the “cliff notes” of events and issues that affect agriculture in Minnesota, you receive the latest in the farming news that impacts you and your community each month. If you provide us an email address, you will also receive a weekly e-newsletter with our event listings and links to register, as well as information about grants and policy updates.
Agritourism inherent risk warning signs
In accordance with Minnesota’s agritourism liability law, a provider of agritourism activities is not liable for injury, damage or death of a participant resulting from inherent risks of the activity if warning signs are posted at the site of the activity. MFU members are eligible for one free sign as well as additional signs which can be purchased for $7. Contact us at (651) 288-4064 to get your signs. We also frequently have them at our events and trade shows.
Farmers Union Farmers Choice Coffee
Our popular fair trade coffee is available for you to purchase and brew for your morning cup. It is available in four varieties, 1 lb. each: Guatemalan Blend ($15), Sumatran Blend ($14) and Colombian Blend ($14). Roasting takes place at JS Bean Factory in St. Paul. All beans are entirely fair-traded and farmer-to-farmer. It makes a great gift! Call us to order your coffee at (651) 288-4096.
Access to 40 Square Cooperative health care
Members of Minnesota ag trade associations and cooperatives can access health plans through 40 Square Cooperatives Solutions with no stock investment cost – as part of their member benefits. The Minnesota-based cooperative, which began offering health plans in 2018, offers seven comprehensive health plans to choose from, including health savings account (HSA) eligible plans. Similar to traditional health insurance, 40 Square’s self-funded plans have an annual deductible, coinsurance and copays that members are responsible for. The amount of coverage received depends on the plan selected. A large local and national provider and pharmacy network with Aetna supports personal, live customer service. Benefits also include a 24-hour nurse line, as well as 24/7 telemedicine included, with optional mental health and dermatology benefits. Vision, dental and life coverage are all offered as additional optional benefits. Other non-insurance products to enhance the health plan include: hearing benefits, and AgriPlan and BizPlan at a discounted rate, which helps farmers and agribusinesses declare medical expenses as a business expense on taxes and more.
Farm, crop, auto and life insurance
Farmers Union Agency has provided coverage to farmers and rural residents for more than 50 years. Our agents are knowledgeable about farm and rural issues and are members of MFU themselves. To find the agent nearest you, go to fuainsurance.com or call (800) 229-1064.
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Minnesota Cooks™ calendar
Every MFU member receives a Minnesota Cooks calendar each year in their mailbox – you don’t even have to ask. The calendar contains stories and photos of Minnesota farmers, restaurants who purchase directly from them and recipes. Minnesota Cooks is an education and outreach project of MFU which also holds a one-day cooking demonstration and discussion at the Minnesota State Fair each year. The Minnesota Cooks team is publishing a book this spring, The Farmer and the Chef.
Farmers Union Lake Sarah Camp
MFU members can rent out space at Lake Sarah, located near Erskine, MN, for summer outings. The auditorium is especially popular. You can also rent cabins. Contact Education Director Glen Schmidt to learn more at (651) 288-4066 or email@example.com.
Emergency Assistance Plus (EA+)
NFU Members receive $80 off of a single or family plan through EA+ (Emergency Assistance Plus). EA+ offers a full suite of emergency assistance protections either at home or when traveling, including: emergency medical evacuation, emergency travel arrangements, replacement of eye glasses and many more. Visit EA+
Members receive a generous discount from Avis, Hertz and Budget Rent-a-Car. These nation-leading companies feature service almost anywhere you happen to find yourself.
Discounts at LaQuinta Inns and Suites, Motel 6, Wyndham Hotels and the Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast are available.
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