Check out our beginning farmer program, AgProfit Strategies. If you are a conventional grain, dairy or livestock producer living within our 15 state program footprint and you have filed 10 or fewer Schedule F tax forms, keep reading.

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Receive $250 for attending one of our in-person seminars or on-line courses.
Receive $350 to become a mentee in our Mentoring Program.
Become eligible for a grant of between $2500 – $10,000 if you were financially harmed by the pandemic.

Experienced farmers, please consider becoming a mentor in our program. You can earn $400.

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Across the country, National Farmers combines milk, beef and grain production from farms like yours. Then, our marketing professionals go to to work for you—negotiating with major ag industry buyers to improve your bottom line.

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Today’s National Farmers members represent a cross-section of both conventional and organic production – grain growers, cattle and hog producers and dairymen and women. Become a part of National Farmers, and start enjoying the financial rewards.

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National Farmers defines itself by its sophisticated commodity marketing and ag risk management programs and services. Through National Farmers MaximumMarketing, producers market their commodities in pooled groups, and their bank accounts benefit. Our negotiators assure transactions with major buyers include terms favorable to farmers and ranchers.

Our ag risk management programs include forward contracting, hedging, and the array of futures and options offerings, administered by our discerning ag risk professionals. All to put profit in American farm enterprises.

Today’s National Farmers members represent a cross-section of both conventional and organic production – grain growers, cattle and hog producers and dairymen and women. Become a part of National Farmers, and start enjoying the financial rewards right away.

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Farmers need health insurance, and they need to be covered by a company that understands agriculture. Coverage and programs created with your line of work in mind. And we give you customer support all day, every day.

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Weather risk and price risk are two unwelcome terms for grain growers, but reality dictates that you maintain crop insurance coverage and protect your farm, and your future.

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For more than 60 years, National Farmers members have worked as partners to advance the interests of America’s farmers and ranchers. We’re here for independent agricultural producers and for rural America. With your membership, our professionals will glean advantages from the marketplace for you, too. And we’re a not-for-profit organization, an assurance that National Farmers is really about your profit.

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At National Farmers, we value our members and we value your input. In fact, we’re established in a way that means we need it. Where do we get this informative farmer input? At state conventions and national convention each year.

We also host other events from time to time, educational workshops and gatherings of ag producers or staff in certain areas. Our program, FarmStarts, provides training for beginning farmers who have been in the business for less than 10 years.

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Whether you produce conventional grains, milk or beef, it’s getting tougher to make real profits today. That’s why we offer AgProfit Strategies Workshops in 15 states across the heart of farm country.

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Cattle, Grain and Milk Producers

Whether you produce conventional grains, milk or beef, it’s getting tougher to make real profits today. That’s why we offer AgProfit Strategies Workshops in 15 states across the heart of farm country.

These farm workshops are put by National Farmers Organization—a group of farmers who market conventional and organic production. Completely free, these day-long meetings provide good information to seasoned and beginning farmers alike—real tools you can go home with to help you in your current operation, or the one you hope to start someday. 

Filled with advanced information about marketing, risk management, budgeting, and operational structure—you’ll be mighty glad you made the decision to attend one in your area. 

And, if you have been farming ten years or less, you can receive a $200 payment to help cover the costs from being away from your farm or job.  

Topics may differ, depending on the meeting location.

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Three Generations Strong – Yost Cattle

Three Generations Strong – Yost Cattle

Thriving amid a global pandemic takes hard work, commitment, thinking outside the box, and having marketing options in place. That’s according to Gary and Parker Yost, who have a cattle feeding operation in Wheaton, Minnesota. The Yosts operate a 600 head finishing operation on land that has been in Gary’s wife’s family since…

Aggie Greats – Supporting the future of agriculture

Aggie Greats – Supporting the future of agriculture

Committed to supporting and encouraging farm kids to pursue ag careers, National Farmers awarded three $1,000 scholarships this year. Taryn Goss, Justyne Frisle, and Carlee Mae Long are our 2022 Farm Kids for College Scholarship recipients.

Senior National Farmers Board Member Schultz Passes

Senior National Farmers Board Member Schultz Passes

Illinois National Farmers Member and State Leader, Ron Schultz passed away June 6. He was a member of the National Farmers Organization since 1962, holding the office of a national board director for Illinois since 1991. Schultz was a lifetime grain and livestock farmer, retiring in 2018. He became a Burrus seed dealer in…

Farmer-Focused Former National Farmers Staff Member Lorenz Passes Away

Farmer-Focused Former National Farmers Staff Member Lorenz Passes Away

Four-decade-long former National Farmers staff member Pete Lorenz, Beloit, Kansas, passed away May 1. He was 76. Lorenz was known for his farmer-focused approach and promoted the need for farmers to group market to receive more income from the marketplace. “Pete was a dedicated professional and helped thousands of…

Depere, Wisconsin, Marketing Center Manager Starchaska Passes

Depere, Wisconsin, Marketing Center Manager Starchaska Passes

Gene A. Starchaska, age 88 of Manawa, Wisconsin died unexpectedly while fishing with his son in Minnesota on May 22. He served National Farmers in DePere, Wisconsin, at National Farmers Ledgeview Marketing Center for more than 30 years. He is responsible for Ledgeview Marketing Center’s growth in cattle numbers through…

National Farmers Supports COOL Reinstatement

National Farmers Supports COOL Reinstatement

National Farmers Organization’s ongoing support of mandatory Country of Origin Labeling continues with recent U.S. House legislation. Congressmen Lance Gooden (R-Texas) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) introduced a bill for MCOOL in late March, which would help consumers differentiate beef produced domestically from the nearly 3 billion…

Vice President’s Message

Vice President’s Message

One thing that unites us all is the fickleness of the weather. It seems that spring always brings either too much moisture when we need it in the field or not enough once the crops are in the ground.
During May and June, I had the pleasure of calling National Farmers members across the country to tell them…

Dairy Marketing Signals

Dairy Marketing Signals

In spite of all the challenges we have faced, our dairy program continues to grow. I can’t tell you how proud I am of each and every one of you, staff and members alike, who have worked so hard to make this growth possible. We all want to continue down this positive road. When I think of growth, I think of three important…

Cattle Marketing Signals

Cattle Marketing Signals

A Purdue University-CME Ag Economy Barometer survey recently reported producers are very concerned about their farm’s 2022 performance because of escalating production costs. Namely, input prices.
Most don’t believe now is the time to buy equipment or make big investments in their operations.

Grain Marketing Signals

Grain Marketing Signals

Conventional and organic grain markets have experienced unprecedented volatility in the past few months. In fact, it is near record levels for both conventional and organic producers. Fueled by weather, unprecedented activity by fund traders, expanded trade limits at the CBOT, the war in Ukraine, and delayed plantings; supply and…

Hayes’ Hands-On Acres

Hayes’ Hands-On Acres

Wisconsin has been a leading producer of all things dairy since the late 19th century. At that time, the state transitioned away from being part of America’s breadbasket, growing wheat and became the dairy state.
According to the USDA, Wisconsin is the second largest milk-producing state, accommodating one-fourth…

South Dakota Organic Producer Follows In Elder’s Footsteps

South Dakota Organic Producer Follows In Elder’s Footsteps

Aaron Johnson says organic farming is all he has ever known. Thankful to be continuing the organic farming traditions that began in Madison, South Dakota, with his mom and dad, aunt and uncle, Johnson, and his wife Kristin, are raising their three children, Anika, 10, Anthony, 8, and Leah, 4, on the same land and in the same house where…

Organic Farmers Pooling Bushels, Earning Fair Prices

Organic Farmers Pooling Bushels, Earning Fair Prices

Collective grain marketing is alive and well in today’s organic grain market. And so is market price discovery in both the organic and conventional grain markets.
It’s often been said that either you’re at the bargaining table or you are on the menu, but I don’t agree completely with…

What Our Clients Are Saying

“This farm has been National Farmers affiliated for a long time back, and we’ve trended down the road with it.”

Duane Hopf

Mill Creek Farms, Indiana

“The easy decision was choosing to use National Farmers risk management programs. For four years now, Schultz has been taking advantage of options, forward contracts and other marketing tools to sell his feeder cattle.”

Brian Schultz

MaximumMarketing producter

“I want to price my product. National Farmers negotiators have options. They can bargain. You don’t need to take what companies offer.”

Ron Hourscht

MaximumMarketing producer

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