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.
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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The prolonged drought in the west and southwestern states has taken quite a toll on the beef cow herd. In Oklahoma alone, the July slaughter cows and bulls have more than doubled since last year.
Nationally, beef cow slaughter was up over 14 percent compared to last July. Cull cow prices have been…
A myriad of events are influencing grain markets and activity at the Chicago Board of Trade. This summer’s weather, the Russo-Ukrainian War, and the potential for a U.S. recession are major concerns of all participants in grain marketing. At this point, we have no way of knowing which single factor or…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
Dedication. Commitment. Fun. Those words exemplify John Petersen, a former National Farmers national director who passed away May 5, in Caledonia, Minnesota. He was best known for growing and managing the National Farmers Caledonia Marketing Center that handled both hogs and cattle. He was 88. “I remember running hogs with…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
National Farmer Seminars Offer Knowledge, Producer Grants, Meeting Payments, Mentoring Program Funds
Whether you produce conventional grains, milk or beef, it’s getting tougher to make real profits today as inputs skyrocket. That’s why we offer AgProfit Strategies Workshops in 15 states across the heart of farm country. Filled with advanced information about marketing, risk management, budgeting, and…
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“This farm has been National Farmers affiliated for a long time back, and we’ve trended down the road with it.”
“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.”
“I want to price my product. National Farmers negotiators have options. They can bargain. You don’t need to take what companies offer.”
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