FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2015
Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106
WICHITA, Kan. (March 15, 2015) – National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) held its sixth annual “Evening for Education” gala today during National Farmers Union 113th Anniversary Convention in Wichita, Kansas.
“NFUF is the educational wing of our organization, and the planning and support for the education opportunities it provides – ranging from summer camps for rural teens to women’s conferences, collegiate chapters of NFU and hands-on instruction for beginning farmers – is critical to driving the future of American agriculture,” said National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson.
The featured speaker for the evening was Jim Richardson, a well-known photographer from National Geographic Magazine, who shared his incredible insights about his experiences from across the globe.
More than 320 people from across the country attended the event. “Thanks to the great generosity of those participating in the event, NFUF will be able to continue to provide high-quality leadership and training for the future leaders of American agriculture,” said Johnson. “The Foundation has established quite a reputation for itself, and these funds will be well-used,” he said.
Key sponsors of the event included FUSA Insurance Agency Rocky Mountain, FUSA Insurance South Dakota, Montana Farmers Union Insurance Agency, North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance, Midwest Agency, Minnesota Farmers Union Insurance Agency and CHS Foundation. There will also be a silent auction to further supplement the fundraising.
“The bottom line is that our education programs continue to provide a membership benefit as well as public service in education, and it is largely due to the generosity of folks like these who attended the gala this year,” said Johnson. “This is an opportunity to tell our story to more people and for more people to join our organization and support the work we do.”
For more information about the educational outreach of NFUF, click here.
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.