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Fellows

Building Leaders

The future of American agriculture and rural communities lies in the hands of those involved. As our hometowns and the face of family farming change, we need to ensure that those involved in decision making understand and appreciate the role our communities play in the American economy and our society as a whole.


Our Fellows Program is centered on the need for strong leadership in agriculture and our rural communities. Join us in this exciting year-long journey that will positively impact your life, livelihood, and community for years to come.

 

Fellows Program

At Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, we want to make sure that rural and urban communities, agricultural producers, and consumers have leaders who understand the complex system that connects producers to consumers to ensure agricultural prosperity and food security.

The RMFU Fellows program was created to help
individuals develop and polish the skills they need to effectively create and sustain vibrant communities. We offer emerging leaders a foundation in key areas such as agriculture, food policy, and food systems. We also host forums to compare and address local urban and rural issues, and workshops in advocacy that will help you understand how the various levels of government shape a community…and we do all of this at no cost to the Fellow!

Meet the 2024 Fellows!

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The Fellows program is sponsored by the CHS Foundation.

A leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives, the CHS Foundation is focused on developing ag leaders for life. We are achieving our goals through strategic initiatives including advancing understanding of the ag cooperative business model, cultivating student success through university partnerships, and growing high-impact ag leadership programs.  For more information on our programs, visit chsfoundation.org.

Fellows Application

Fellows Excellence in Leadership & Service Award

Agriculture needs leaders who are proactive and progressive. They must have both commitment and skills to be effective. The RMFU Fellows program was created to help individuals develop and hone the skills needed to effectively create and sustain vibrant communities. The Fellows program offers emerging leaders a foundation in key areas such as agriculture, farm policy, food systems, cooperation, and advocacy.

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