FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2016
Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106
WASHINGTON (December 8, 2016) – National Farmers Union announced that registration is open for its 115th Anniversary Convention. The conference, which gathers family farmers and ranchers from across the country, industry professionals and notable speakers, will be held March 5-8th, 2017 at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in San Diego, Calif.
The state of the farm economy and the upcoming Farm Bill will be a primary focus for the convention’s keynote speakers and panel discussions, while an agricultural tour day will focus on local agriculture and cooperative learning.
“Our convention provides our members and attendees the opportunity to learn, collaborate and grow through thoughtful discussions, breakout sessions and farm tours. We are pleased to offer attendees new learning opportunities this year while maintaining a focus on the issues that matter most to our family farmers and ranchers, such as the economy and defending the farm safety net,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “We look forward to hosting our members and the industry in San Diego!”
Attendees can also register for the NFU Women’s Conference, which will be held prior to this year’s anniversary convention on March 4th and 5th. The Women’s Conference will host many inspired and diverse speakers touching on the topics of leadership development, finances, generational transitions and more.
To register or learn more about the 115th Anniversary Convention, visit the NFU convention website at www.nfu.org/convention.
More information on the 2017 NFU Women’s Conference is available at: www.nfu.org/education/womens-conference.
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.