Representing the Independent Agricultural Producer
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) was founded in 1907 and since then has continuously served the interests of independent family farmers and ranchers throughout Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. While specific programs and approaches to problem solving have changed over the years, unchanged is the organization’s focus on improving the well being of family producers and their communities through legislation, cooperation and education.
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union believes that stable farm and ranch families are the foundation of healthy rural communities. Healthy rural communities bolster the entire U.S. economy and provide the nation with a steady, wholesome, local food supply. RMFU’s mission statement reflects the importance of these issues: Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is a progressive, grassroots organization dedicated to achieving profitability for family farmers and ranchers; promoting stewardship of land and water resources; delivering safe, healthy food to consumers; strengthening rural communities through education, legislation and cooperation; and, being the voice for family agriculture and rural communities.
RMFU is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo. An elected board of directors, representing districts throughout the three states, governs the grassroots organization.
The parent organization, National Farmers Union, provides a powerful voice for independent producers across the United States. Through RMFU’s affiliation, members have the opportunity to participate in national conferences, workshops and grassroots lobbying in Washington, D.C.
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union rests with the individual – individuals identifying problems, as well as solutions. With the support of a farm organization like RMFU, problem solving becomes more efficient and effective. Solutions through the farm organization not only return money to the bottom-line but also increase quality of life.
As a family organization, there are activities and educational opportunities available for all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens. Multi-generational involvement is encouraged. The organization melds the value of experience with the importance of developing young leaders.
Standing firmly behind family producers and rural communities for nearly a century, RMFU is poised to continue to do battle for the independent producer for the next century. Local issues will be addressed with the well-honed tools of legislative, cooperative and educational activity. National issues, with the same tools on a far larger scale, will continue to be addressed by the national organization.
Don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions or would like more information, (303) 752-5800. The general e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the mailing address is: Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, 5655 S. Yosemite St., Ste. 400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.