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INFU Annual Convention Kickoff--Farm Tour at Healthy Hoosier Oil

November 17, 2017, 4:30pm - November 17, 2017, 4:15pm

We're kicking off our annual Indiana Farmers Union convention this year with a healthy Hoosier farm tour, co-presented by Healthy Hoosier Oil and Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition. Join Indiana Farmers Union members and supporters for a farm tour at Healthy Hoosier Oil, LLC. Based at Boyer Farms in Converse, Indiana, Healthy Hoosier Oil products came about when Mark Boyer and his family were looking to diversify their sixth-generation farm operation. Being good stewards of the land and using sustainable farming practices is extremely important to the Boyer family, and so creating healthy oils for Hoosiers seemed a logical pursuit. The Boyer family handles every aspect of the process for making their canola and sunflower oils, from growing, harvesting, processing, bottling, and delivering to their growing list of customers. This farm tour is expected to last 30 to 45 minutes and will cover the production process from crop agronomy to distribution. Participants can head into Converse after the tour to enjoy dinner together at Jefferson St. BBQ, a farm-to-table restaurant that takes pride in its use of fresh, locally grown ingredients—including smoked and barbecued meats, local produce and cheeses, and, of course, Healthy Hoosier Oil. The farm tour is free, but you will need to cover the cost of dinner. Be sure to come to our annual convention on Nov. 18 to enjoy a free lunch prepared by Taxman Fortville! See our event listing for more details on the wonderful day we have planned. For more information on Healthy Hoosier Oil, visit healthyhoosieroil.moonfruit.com For more information on Jefferson Street BBQ, visit www.jeffersonstbbq.com For more details about the event, contact indianafarmersunion@gmail.com To join Indiana Farmers Union and enjoy discounts on seed, supplies and farm insurance, as well as receive information about opportunities for education, legislation and cooperative development, visit indianafarmersunion.org

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Indiana Farmers Union 2017 Annual Convention

November 18, 2017, 10:00am - November 18, 2017, 3:00pm

Indiana Farmers Union has a terrific line-up for this year’s annual convention, to be held at Taxman Fortville at 29 S. Main St., Fortville. This free event offers a full lunch buffet by Taxman Fortville, a film screening of Farmers For America, giveaways, and wonderful speakers throughout the day. Please RSVP to help us prepare for your attendance. FILM SCREENING: Farmers For America: The documentary traces the extraordinary changes coming to America’s food system as more and more consumers flock to farmers markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles, and insist on knowing the origins of their food. At the center of the film are the farmers, young and old, who provide the spirit and energy to bring urban and rural America together over what both share in common: our food. These farmers reflect nothing less than the face of America. With the average age of today’s farmer at 60, and rural America losing population as the cost of land and equipment soars, this film reveals the people waiting to take their place, the practices they’re championing and the obstacles they must overcome. FEATURED SPEAKERS: Joe Maxwell will discuss the power of industrial agriculture, the effects of market concentration on rural communities, and how farmers can work together to change the system. Maxwell served as the 45th Lieutenant Governor for the state of Missouri. He is a Democrat who also served in the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate. Maxwell, who now owns and operates a successful pasture-raised hog operation called Maxwell Farm, was born in Kirksville, Missouri and grew up on a farm near Rush Hill in rural Audrain County, Missouri. He is a graduate of Community R-VI High School in Laddonia and received his higher education at the University of Missouri. Prior to receiving his higher education, Maxwell worked as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and also operated a small business with his twin brother. Maxwell is a military veteran who retired in 1995 with the rank of First Sergeant after twenty years in the Missouri National Guard. Maxwell and wife, Sarah, are the parents of two daughters. Maxwell currently serves as the Executive Director for Organization for Competitive Markets and as President of the recently established Family Farm Action, and he is a member of the National Agriculture Advisory Council for The Humane Society of the United States. NFU honorary historian Tom Giessel will share his historical knowledge and findings on the early years of the Farmers Educational Cooperative Union of America, which grew out of the old Farmers’ Alliance organization. Giessel will speak on the original organizers and their history, how they organized Farmers Union locals and carefully structured the organization politically, and how Indiana Farmers Union got its start and developed into a modern-day organization. Giessel will also discuss the importance of Cooperation, Legislation, and Education to the membership. Giessel is a farmer in Pawnee County near Larned, Kansas. He raises wheat, corn, milo, and alfalfa in partnership with his brother, Jay. Tom has been active in Farmers Union all of his life, serving as vice president of the Kansas Farmers Union for nearly two decades. He has also served Farmers Union on a national level as chairman of the policy committee, testified at congressional hearings, and participated in the American Farm Project. He currently serves as Honorary Historian for the National Farmers Union and President of the Pawnee County Farmers Union. He and his wife, Sheryl, have three grown children. Other special guests and speakers (still to be confirmed) include Katie Moyer Arzamastseva, owner of Kentucky Hemp Works, National Farmers Union Membership Director Tom Bryant, and Indiana Farmers Union President James Benham. This event is free, but please RSVP so we can appropriately plan for your participation. For more details about the event, contact indianafarmersunion@gmail.com To join Indiana Farmers Union and enjoy discounts on seed, supplies and farm insurance, as well as receive information about opportunities for education, legislation and cooperative development, visit indianafarmersunion.org

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Indiana Farmers Union has a terrific line-up for this year’s annual convention, to be held at Taxman Fortville at 29 S. Main St., Fortville. This free event offers a full lunch buffet by Taxman Fortville, a film screening of Farmers For America, giveaways, and wonderful speakers throughout the day. Please RSVP to help us prepare for your attendance.

FILM SCREENING:
Farmers For America: The documentary traces the extraordinary changes coming to America’s food system as more and more consumers flock to farmers markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles, and insist on knowing the origins of their food. At the center of the film are the farmers, young and old, who provide the spirit and energy to bring urban and rural America together over what both share in common: our food. These farmers reflect nothing less than the face of America. With the average age of today’s farmer at 60, and rural America losing population as the cost of land and equipment soars, this film reveals the people waiting to take their place, the practices they’re championing and the obstacles they must overcome.

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Joe Maxwell will discuss the power of industrial agriculture, the effects of market concentration on rural communities, and how farmers can work together to change the system. Maxwell served as the 45th Lieutenant Governor for the state of Missouri. He is a Democrat who also served in the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate. Maxwell, who now owns and operates a successful pasture-raised hog operation called Maxwell Farm, was born in Kirksville, Missouri and grew up on a farm near Rush Hill in rural Audrain County, Missouri. He is a graduate of Community R-VI High School in Laddonia and received his higher education at the University of Missouri. Prior to receiving his higher education, Maxwell worked as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and also operated a small business with his twin brother. Maxwell is a military veteran who retired in 1995 with the rank of First Sergeant after twenty years in the Missouri National Guard. Maxwell and wife, Sarah, are the parents of two daughters. Maxwell currently serves as the Executive Director for Organization for Competitive Markets and as President of the recently established Family Farm Action, and he is a member of the National Agriculture Advisory Council for The Humane Society of the United States.

NFU honorary historian Tom Giessel will share his historical knowledge and findings on the early years of the Farmers Educational Cooperative Union of America, which grew out of the old Farmers’ Alliance organization. Giessel will speak on the original organizers and their history, how they organized Farmers Union locals and carefully structured the organization politically, and how Indiana Farmers Union got its start and developed into a modern-day organization. Giessel will also discuss the importance of Cooperation, Legislation, and Education to the membership. Giessel is a farmer in Pawnee County near Larned, Kansas. He raises wheat, corn, milo, and alfalfa in partnership with his brother, Jay. Tom has been active in Farmers Union all of his life, serving as vice president of the Kansas Farmers Union for nearly two decades. He has also served Farmers Union on a national level as chairman of the policy committee, testified at congressional hearings, and participated in the American Farm Project. He currently serves as Honorary Historian for the National Farmers Union and President of the Pawnee County Farmers Union. He and his wife, Sheryl, have three grown children.

Other special guests and speakers (still to be confirmed) include Katie Moyer Arzamastseva, owner of Kentucky Hemp Works, National Farmers Union Membership Director Tom Bryant, and Indiana Farmers Union President James Benham.

This event is free, but please RSVP so we can appropriately plan for your participation.

For more details about the event, contact indianafarmersunion@gmail.com

To join Indiana Farmers Union and enjoy discounts on seed, supplies and farm insurance, as well as receive information about opportunities for education, legislation and cooperative development, visit indianafarmersunion.org
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Indiana Farmers Union 2017 Annual Convention

November 18, 2017, 10:00am - November 18, 2017, 3:00pm

Indiana Farmers Union has a terrific line-up for this year’s annual convention, to be held at Taxman Fortville at 29 S. Main St., Fortville. This free event offers a full lunch buffet by Taxman Fortville, a film screening of Farmers For America, giveaways, and wonderful speakers throughout the day. Please RSVP to help us prepare for your attendance. FILM SCREENING: Farmers For America: The documentary traces the extraordinary changes coming to America’s food system as more and more consumers flock to farmers markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles, and insist on knowing the origins of their food. At the center of the film are the farmers, young and old, who provide the spirit and energy to bring urban and rural America together over what both share in common: our food. These farmers reflect nothing less than the face of America. With the average age of today’s farmer at 60, and rural America losing population as the cost of land and equipment soars, this film reveals the people waiting to take their place, the practices they’re championing and the obstacles they must overcome. FEATURED SPEAKERS: Joe Maxwell will discuss the power of industrial agriculture, the effects of market concentration on rural communities, and how farmers can work together to change the system. Maxwell served as the 45th Lieutenant Governor for the state of Missouri. He is a Democrat who also served in the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate. Maxwell, who now owns and operates a successful pasture-raised hog operation called Maxwell Farm, was born in Kirksville, Missouri and grew up on a farm near Rush Hill in rural Audrain County, Missouri. He is a graduate of Community R-VI High School in Laddonia and received his higher education at the University of Missouri. Prior to receiving his higher education, Maxwell worked as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and also operated a small business with his twin brother. Maxwell is a military veteran who retired in 1995 with the rank of First Sergeant after twenty years in the Missouri National Guard. Maxwell and wife, Sarah, are the parents of two daughters. Maxwell currently serves as the Executive Director for Organization for Competitive Markets and as President of the recently established Family Farm Action, and he is a member of the National Agriculture Advisory Council for The Humane Society of the United States. NFU honorary historian Tom Giessel will share his historical knowledge and findings on the early years of the Farmers Educational Cooperative Union of America, which grew out of the old Farmers’ Alliance organization. Giessel will speak on the original organizers and their history, how they organized Farmers Union locals and carefully structured the organization politically, and how Indiana Farmers Union got its start and developed into a modern-day organization. Giessel will also discuss the importance of Cooperation, Legislation, and Education to the membership. Giessel is a farmer in Pawnee County near Larned, Kansas. He raises wheat, corn, milo, and alfalfa in partnership with his brother, Jay. Tom has been active in Farmers Union all of his life, serving as vice president of the Kansas Farmers Union for nearly two decades. He has also served Farmers Union on a national level as chairman of the policy committee, testified at congressional hearings, and participated in the American Farm Project. He currently serves as Honorary Historian for the National Farmers Union and President of the Pawnee County Farmers Union. He and his wife, Sheryl, have three grown children. Other special guests and speakers (still to be confirmed) include Katie Moyer Arzamastseva, owner of Kentucky Hemp Works, National Farmers Union Membership Director Tom Bryant, and Indiana Farmers Union President James Benham. This event is free, but please RSVP so we can appropriately plan for your participation. For more details about the event, contact indianafarmersunion@gmail.com To join Indiana Farmers Union and enjoy discounts on seed, supplies and farm insurance, as well as receive information about opportunities for education, legislation and cooperative development, visit indianafarmersunion.org

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We're kicking off our annual Indiana Farmers Union convention this year with a healthy Hoosier farm tour, co-presented by Healthy Hoosier Oil and Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition.

Join Indiana Farmers Union members and supporters for a farm tour at Healthy Hoosier Oil, LLC. Based at Boyer Farms in Converse, Indiana, Healthy Hoosier Oil products came about when Mark Boyer and his family were looking to diversify their sixth-generation farm operation. Being good stewards of the land and using sustainable farming practices is extremely important to the Boyer family, and so creating healthy oils for Hoosiers seemed a logical pursuit. The Boyer family handles every aspect of the process for making their canola and sunflower oils, from growing, harvesting, processing, bottling, and delivering to their growing list of customers.

This farm tour is expected to last 30 to 45 minutes and will cover the production process from crop agronomy to distribution. Participants can head into Converse after the tour to enjoy dinner together at Jefferson St. BBQ, a farm-to-table restaurant that takes pride in its use of fresh, locally grown ingredients—including smoked and barbecued meats, local produce and cheeses, and, of course, Healthy Hoosier Oil.

The farm tour is free, but you will need to cover the cost of dinner. Be sure to come to our annual convention on Nov. 18 to enjoy a free lunch prepared by Taxman Fortville! See our event listing for more details on the wonderful day we have planned.

For more information on Healthy Hoosier Oil, visit healthyhoosieroil.moonfruit.com
For more information on Jefferson Street BBQ, visit www.jeffersonstbbq.com
For more details about the event, contact indianafarmersunion@gmail.com
To join Indiana Farmers Union and enjoy discounts on seed, supplies and farm insurance, as well as receive information about opportunities for education, legislation and cooperative development, visit indianafarmersunion.org
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INFU Annual Convention Kickoff--Farm Tour at Healthy Hoosier Oil

November 17, 2017, 4:30pm - November 17, 2017, 4:15pm

We're kicking off our annual Indiana Farmers Union convention this year with a healthy Hoosier farm tour, co-presented by Healthy Hoosier Oil and Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition. Join Indiana Farmers Union members and supporters for a farm tour at Healthy Hoosier Oil, LLC. Based at Boyer Farms in Converse, Indiana, Healthy Hoosier Oil products came about when Mark Boyer and his family were looking to diversify their sixth-generation farm operation. Being good stewards of the land and using sustainable farming practices is extremely important to the Boyer family, and so creating healthy oils for Hoosiers seemed a logical pursuit. The Boyer family handles every aspect of the process for making their canola and sunflower oils, from growing, harvesting, processing, bottling, and delivering to their growing list of customers. This farm tour is expected to last 30 to 45 minutes and will cover the production process from crop agronomy to distribution. Participants can head into Converse after the tour to enjoy dinner together at Jefferson St. BBQ, a farm-to-table restaurant that takes pride in its use of fresh, locally grown ingredients—including smoked and barbecued meats, local produce and cheeses, and, of course, Healthy Hoosier Oil. The farm tour is free, but you will need to cover the cost of dinner. Be sure to come to our annual convention on Nov. 18 to enjoy a free lunch prepared by Taxman Fortville! See our event listing for more details on the wonderful day we have planned. For more information on Healthy Hoosier Oil, visit healthyhoosieroil.moonfruit.com For more information on Jefferson Street BBQ, visit www.jeffersonstbbq.com For more details about the event, contact indianafarmersunion@gmail.com To join Indiana Farmers Union and enjoy discounts on seed, supplies and farm insurance, as well as receive information about opportunities for education, legislation and cooperative development, visit indianafarmersunion.org

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Indiana Farmers Union shared ATTN:'s video. ...

It's time to stop portraying farmers as dirty, lazy, and stupid. -- Mike Rowe.

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Indiana Farmers Union shared Farmers For America's Farmers For America- Trailer. ...

Today is an extraordinary opportunity for change. Matthew Keener Calvin Riggleman Megan Brown Lindsey Lusher Shute Sophie Ackoff Carson Wirtz Garrett Grider Greg Willerer Paul Greive Brandon Evan Sheard Lauren Sheard Olivia Hubert Lynsey Greive Polyface Farm Christopher Ely Bob Walls Gina Asoudegan Mark Crumpacker Kenneth Georgia Mike Lewis Michael Mardesen Andre Houssney Daniel Salatin Sheri Salatin Amber Espey Isaac DeLamatre The National Young Farmers Coalition Farmer Veteran Coalition National Farmers Union ATTRA - Sustainable Agriculture Primal Pastures Amanda Brown Emily Zweber Glen Groth Melinda Groth Erin Riggleman Joel Salatin Tim Zweber Paul Willis Keely Wachs Bonnie Azab Powell Debra Eschmeyer National FFA Organization Christopher Brown Matthew Aamot Mike Lewis Michael O'Gorman Kelly D Carlisle Andrew Jerome Andy Pressman

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The National Farmers Union invites you to our upcoming conference titled “Growing for the Future.”

This conference will occur December 4-7 and is online, interactive and FREE. It is intended to provide plentiful information and resources for beginning farmers and ranchers on topics including, but not limited to, mentorship, business planning, USDA programs, conservation and women and veterans in farming.

You can find more information on our registration site: secure.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=4040&evt=NFU17&t=1507306586648
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