We believe in the benefits of a
general farm organization, which bridges the
divisions between commodities and spans the
geographic diversity of the agricultural
industry. Such a structure gives opportunity for
all its members to participate in the processes
of our society through the presence of a strong
national organization. When buttressed by
effective state organizations, which in turn
find their strength in local and area
"grassroots" alignments, the impact is most
While the Farmers Union is
non-partisan and does not endorse candidates or
provide financial support, members are
encouraged to participate in the activities of
the political party of their choice.
To be an effective force,
members must be involved in the organization.
Such involvement demands communication and
motivational focus from its leadership in order
to accomplish its goals, to develop the talents
of the membership and to foster feelings of
self-worth as individuals and as a group.