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Know Some Good Fellows?

Each summer, RMFU chooses among applicants for next year’s Fellows program. If you would like to build your leadership skills, to keep agriculture alive, and to help protect the vitality of our rural communities, then you may have what it takes to be an RMFU Fellow.

The Fellows program grew from the need for strong leadership in agriculture and our rural communities. We want the program to be the resource network for trained leaders who are prepared to serve agriculture and rural communities.

Fellows come from all across Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming, from all sorts of communities, interests, and vocations. What they have in common is the desire to make a difference in their community and carry the message that agriculture is central to our lives.

The program includes four weekend sessions held over the course of the year. Each session will focus on a subject instrumental to leadership development. Sessions cover such things as rural empowerment and cooperative principles, communication skills, new directions in rural development, and tools for legislative action.

The highlight is a trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the National Farmers Union Legislative Fly-in. Fellows get a chance to practice what they’ve learned in discussions with members of Congress and the administration. Lodging, meals, materials and child care for session attendance are covered by RMFU, as well as travel costs to Washington, D.C.

The Fellows program is a chance to create new friendships with others who want to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the program, contact the state office (303.752.5800).