Some new faces at the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) Annual Convention (Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 21-22) represented the chapter recently formed in north Denver.
RMFU is a grassroots organization of farmers and consumers that promotes rural communities, local foods, and renewable energy. RMFU Director of Renewable Energy Development Tony Frank helped organize a unique urban chapter in early November. The Denver/Jefferson County Farmers Union got off to a solid start with 86 members. At their first meeting, they elected Brian Greenman as their president and selected delegates to the RMFU convention.
“Everybody eats,” said Frank, “so why not a Denver chapter? Our group has a strong focus on urban issues like energy efficiency and local food markets. We want to help connect urban consumers with agricultural communities.”
Family membership in RMFU costs $75. Members receive news on education programs, such as RMFU summer camp, pending food and agriculture legislation, and co-ops. Membership entitles families to $3,000 of complimentary insurance and to discounts on auto insurance in Colorado. They are also eligible to join the National Farmers Union Federal Credit Union.