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Interested in Becoming a Fellow?

We’d love to have you!

The RMFU Fellows experience is a year-long leadership journey encompassing 4 sessions that act as building blocks of learning and experiences. Participation is required for all four sessions. We can only accept applications from candidates who can commit to all four sessions. Travel costs including lodging, food, and plane tickets for the Washington D.C. dates are covered by the Fellows Program.

The dates for the 2024 Fellows Sessions are as follows:

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2024 Fellows Application

We welcome spouses and partners to participate in the Fellows Program. Please indicate whether one or both of you will be committed to the program. RMFU will only provide expenses for participants.
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Confirmation of Availability(Required)
Participation in all four Fellows Sessions is mandatory. Session Dates are: Session 1: February 3-5, Denver, CO Session 2: Summer Tours (TBD by class) Session 3: September 7-11, Washington, DC Session 4: November 21-23, Colorado Springs, CO Please confirm that you are available for all scheduled 2024 dates. The summer session will be set by the Fellows class for a date that works for all.

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Children names & ages (if applicable)
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Tell us about you

1. Are you a current Farmers Union member?(Required)
4a. Are you or have you ever been a member of a cooperative?(Required)
5a. What type of operation/business do you have?(Required)
Select all that apply:
If you selected Other as your type of operation/business, please describe in the space provided.

Essay Question

Please write an essay addressing the following questions? 1. Please describe your involvement with agriculture? 2. What would you like to gain personally and professionally from participation in the RMFU Fellows Program? 3. Why should I be selected for the RMFU Fellows Program? 4. Where do I envision my business operation in the next 5-10 years?
Submit your essay by browsing to its saved location. Ensure the file name is in the bar and continue completing the form. Your essay should be one to three pages, typed, and double spaced. Upload your MS Word (docx), Adobe PDF, or rich text format (RTF) document here.
Max. file size: 50 MB.


Please list two references.
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Save & Continue

You may need to come back to the application and complete it – in this case, click the Save and Continue Link below – you will then be prompted to add in your email address (you may have to scroll down) and you will receive an email with a link to get back where you left off. IF YOU DO NOT ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS – YOU WILL HAVE TO START THE APPLICATION OVER.
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