Farmers Union Supports Maine Farmers’ Access to High Speed Internet

April 2, 2015Farm Demographics, Farmer Leaders, Rural Development

New England Farmers Union (NEFU) President Roger Noonan, and several Maine-based NEFU members testified in Augusta on April 2 to support a bill that would help fund high-speed Internet service for the remaining 6 percent of rural Mainers who don’t have such service, many of whom are farmers. NEFU’s member-written policy supports efforts to provide … Read More

Educational Opportunities Abound at Farmers Union

March 26, 2015Beginning Farmers, Educational Opportunities, Farmer Leaders, National Farmers Union, NEFU Members

Do you or does someone you know plan to study agriculture this fall? Would a scholarship help? New England Farmers Union Education Foundation is offering its first $500 scholarship to a student who will study any agriculture-related field at an accredited college or university. Returning and nontraditional students are eligible. Applicants must be a member … 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

Women Farmers Gather, New England Represents

February 3, 2015Educational Opportunities, Farmer Leaders, National Farmers Union, NEFU Members, Women Producers

Chelsea Kruse, a beginning dairy farmer and active New England Farmers Union member, recently traveled to Clearwater, FL, for National Farmers Union’s Women’s Conference. The event, held Jan. 17-21, drew 50 women farmers from across the nation, and imparted curriculum on business, leadership development activities, and networking opportunities. Kruse reflected on what she learned about … Read More