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NFU Announces Featured Speakers, Themes for 117th Anniversary Convention in Bellevue, WA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2019

Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202.314.3106
ajerome@nfudc.org

WASHINGTON – Family farmers and ranchers traveling to Bellevue, Washington, for the National Farmers Union (NFU) 117th Anniversary Convention will have the opportunity to hear from top speakers in American and international agriculture during the four-day conference.

Andrew Winston, a globally recognized expert on helping businesses thrive and create a more sustainable world, will headline the event’s general session speakers.  The convention also features breakouts and sessions focused on the farm economy and farm stress, international trade, family farm sustainability, and grassroots organizing. Recognizing the challenges and opportunities facing American farm families, NFU will host leading authorities and innovative speakers to prepare its members for the effects of climate change, changes in the tax code, and extreme consolidation in the agriculture sector, among others.

The convention annually brings together members, industry professionals, policymakers, and reporters for a series of educational breakout sessions, award presentations, and, most importantly, the family farm organization’s unique, grassroots policy adoption process.

WHAT:

NFU 117th Anniversary Convention

WHO:

Andrew Winston, Winston Eco-Strategies
Roger Johnson, President, National Farmers Union
Michael Stumo, Coalition for a Prosperous America
Kathy Baylis, University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Jim Johnson, Noble Foundation

WHERE:

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE,
Bellevue, WA 98004

WHEN:

March 3-5, 2019

Complimentary registration is available for members of the media. Please contact Andrew Jerome at ajerome@nfudc.org if you plan to attend.

The most up-to-date convention information, including a tentative agenda and hotel information, can be found on the NFU website at www.nfu.org/convention.

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About NFU
National Farmers Union has been working since 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.

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