12 Nebraska Farmers Union members attend national convention
Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen headed up the 12-member NeFU delegation attending the recent 112th National Farmers Union convention in Santa Fe, N.M.
NeFU Vice President Vern Jantzen of Plymouth was selected to serve on the 2014 NFU Policy Committee that reviews the existing policy, hears testimony from members and experts, considers state policy recommendations, and then sends their recommended policy draft to the NFU delegate body who makes the final decision about policy and Special Orders of Business.
Martin Kleinschmit of Hartington and Mike Sarchet of Minitare were delegates and Dennis Buse of West Point was the alternate to the NFU Convention from the NeFU board of directors.
Ben Gotschall of Raymond and Merlin Friesen of Filley were delegates from the NeFU membership.
Other members who attended the convention from Nebraska include Linda Kleinschmit of Hartington, John and Mardelle Goeller of Pilger, Jeff Downing of Elkhorn, and Roberta Sarchet of Minatare.
In addition, Stan and Judy Brown of Lincoln attended the convention where Stan received the NFU Meritorious Service Award for service to Farmers Union and American agriculture.
Nebraska Farmers Union is a general farm organization with 6,000 farm and ranch family members dedicated to protecting and enhancing the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers and ranchers, and their rural communities. Since 1913, Nebraska Farmers Union has helped organize more than 445 cooperatives.