National Farmers Union will hold its 118th anniversary convention March 1-3, 2020, in Savannah, Georgia.
The convention provides opportunities to learn, collaborate and grow through discussions and breakout sessions.
A new president will be elected at the convention. Candidates include: Rob Larew, Donn Teske and Mike Eby.
- Larew was raised on a West Virginia dairy farm and has served as NFU's senior vice president of public policy and communications since fall 2016. In that role, he oversees the organization's legislative advocacy in Congress and the executive branch as well as its public relations activities. Prior to his employment with NFU, Larew served in Congress and USDA for 22 years.
- Teske has led Kansas Farmers Union since 2001. He also served as NFU vice president from 2014-18. Prior to joining KFU, Teske worked for the Kansas Rural Center and for Kansas State University Agricultural Economics Department as a farm financial analyst. He serves on the board of a dozen state, regional and national boards concerning agriculture and the environment. A fifth generation farmer, Teske co-owns and operates an organic grain operation in Pottawatomie County.
- Eby has served as spokesman and chairman for the National Dairy Producers Organization for the last five years. He lives on his family's seventh-generation farm in Lancaster County. A former dairy farmer, Eby now raises grass-fed beef and crops. Eby is on the board of the Pennsylvania Farmers Union and Allied Milk Producers and serves as the president of Family Dairy Farms. Previously, he was an AI technician, feed salesman and farm radio account executive.
All three candidates will have an opportunity to give a campaign speech at the convention. Elected delegates from Farmers Union state divisions will select a winner in a weighted vote.