Co-op Track at NOFA Features NEFU Speaker

October 12, 2015Cooperatives, Educational Opportunities

New England Farmers Union was one of many presenters to be part of the Neighboring Food Co-operative Association’s (NFCA’s) track on “Co-operatives in the Food System” at the 41st annual NOFA Summer Conference, held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in August. Roughly 50 people attended workshops in the track, which is in its second … Read More

Farmers Union Hails Cooperatives and the Empowerment They Bring to Rural America

October 1, 2015Cooperatives, National Farmers Union

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today hailed the nation’s many and varied cooperatives, noting that they have brought both political and economic might to family farmers, ranchers and rural America for over a century. “Since the founding of our organization 113 years ago, Farmers Union members have demonstrated that they not only believe … Read More

New England Farmers Union Awarded 2 RD Grants

September 29, 2015Beginning Farmers, Cooperatives, Educational Opportunities, Food Justice, USDA

New England Farmers Union was awarded two of 385 grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Development Grant program. The USDA committed $20 million in funds across the nation to help support the start-up or expansion of rural small businesses. The education foundation of the New England Farmers Union received funding for our work on … Read More

Collaboration Supports Healthy Food Access at New England Food Co-ops

May 11, 2015Cooperatives, Nutrition

Over the past 18 months, New England Farmers Union Education Foundation, in partnership with affiliate member the Neighboring Food Co-op Association, worked with the Co-operative Fund of New England and Hunger Free Vermont on a project called Food Co-ops & Healthy Food Access.   The project supports neighboring food co-ops to make healthy food and co-op ownership more … Read More

Young Co-operators Gather in Twin Cities

February 25, 2015Cooperatives, Educational Opportunities, Farmer Leaders, National Farmers Union, NEFU Members

More than 150 attendees from 25 states and Puerto Rico, including three members of New England Farmers Union, participated in the 2015 National Farmers Union (NFU) College Conference on Co-operatives in Minneapolis, MN, earlier this month. The participants learned how co-operative businesses are adapting to changing environments and heard from co-operative experts from across the … Read More