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Join us virtually!

 

Ninety-one years ago, our founders knew family farms were worth fighting for. They gathered in solidarity to set policy that would improve life on their family farms and in their communities. We'll continue that legacy — although virtually — as we celebrate Wisconsin Farmers Union's 91st year. 

For the health of our members, we've decided that the 2022 convention will be held virtually. Thanks again to all of our members who participated in a robust virtual policy discussion last year, which led to a successful year for WFU. We hope to bring that same energy to this virtual convention as we once again hold elections and set the course for 2022. We'll be holding two conventions in 2022 and hope to be able to meet in-person later in the year as we shift to December annual conventions moving forward. 

 

 

 

Enjoy convention from the comfort of home and a reduced registration rate for members:
$20 per delegate or non-delegate family viewing group.

Please note, due to the virtual nature of the event this year, there will be firm registration deadlines:
 

January 14th for delegates
 January 28th for non-delegates 

 

If you wish to take part in the WFU policy process, please register as a delegate. Ages 16+ may serve as delegates. All active counties at their annual meeting should have elected delegates who are current on annual dues. Individual members who are members in good standing from active and non-active counties may register as individual delegates to vote their own vote.

Each year, members can introduce policy resolutions as “Special Orders of Business,” which are items that are of utmost importance to the organization. This is a way to prioritize issues and signal how WFU should focus advocacy efforts. This year, our Board of Directors voted to only allow consideration and adoption of Bylaw Changes and Special Orders of Business. 

View WFU's Special Orders of Business at: www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com/policy

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Dates to Remember

Oct/Nov - Chapter Annual Meetings & Policy Discussions.

 

Dec 1 - Deadline for proposed Special Orders of Business. No new topics will be entertained after this point. 

Dec 9 - The Resolutions Review Committee will review resolutions submitted by the Dec. 1 deadline. 

 

Dec 10 - Deadline for WFU board and NFU delegate candidates to submit bios for January WFU News.

 

Jan 8 - County presidents meet to review proposed policy. 

 

Jan 14 - Last day to register as a voting delegate to represent your chapter or vote your own vote.

 

Jan 14 - Deadline for WFU board and NFU delegate candidates to submit bios for delegate mailing.

 

Jan 28 - Deadline for non-delegate attendee registrations.

Jan 30 - Virtual State Convention!

Important Notes

  • In order to hold a  virtual convention, while keeping our important policy discussion, our 2022 Annual State Convention is open only to WFU members this year.
     

  • If you are a chapter delegate who has been selected at your chapter's annual meeting to represent your chapter, please choose  Chapter Delegate (Members Only)Representing a County/Local.

    • If multiple people from your household are acting as representative chapter delegates,  you must each pay $20 and register to receive your access information.
       

  • If you are an individual delegate who would like to take part in the the Special Orders of Business discussions and Board Elections, and were not selected by a chapter, please choose: Individual Delegate (Members Only)Voting My Own Vote.

    • If multiple people from your household are acting as individual delegates, you must each pay $20 and register to receive your access information.
       

  • If you are not interested taking part as a delegate, but would like to listen to the policy convention, please select Non-Delegate Member/Family/Chapter Group Viewing On One Device (Members Only). 

    • Individuals, households, and chapter groups who will be watching on one device should only register once.  If more than 5 attendees in the group, please contact Lynn Bowe at 608-716-3816 or 715-723-5561. 
       

  • For questions or registration assistance please contact Lynn Bowe by email at lbowe@wisconsinfarmersunion.com or by phone at 608-716-3816 or 715-723-5561.

Elections

This year, we will be electing board directors for

  • District 3 (Chippewa, Clark, and Eau Claire Counties)

  • District 5 (Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Rock, Green, Lafayette, Richland, and Vernon Counties)

  • District 8 (Brown, Calumet, Dodge, Door, Fond du Lac, Forest, Florence, Kewaunee, Langlade, Marinette, Manitowoc, Menominee, Milwaukee, Oconto, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Shawano, Sheboygan, Washington, Waukesha, and Winnebago Counties)

  • At-Large

As  well as 2 delegates to represent WFU at the NFU Convention. 

 NFU Delegate Position Description

WFU Board Director Position Description

Following the WFU convention, the board of directors will hold elections for the WFU Executive Committee (President, Vice President, and Secretary).

NFU delegate and WFU board candidates are asked to submit the following to WFU Regional Membership Coordinator Alicia Razvi at arazvi@wisconsinfarmersunion.com by the designated deadlines: 

• Send nominations (with the name as it should appear on the ballot), a photo, and a brief statement of background, qualifications, etc. (up to 300 words total) by Dec. 10 for inclusion in the WFU News and/or by Jan. 14 for communications to delegates. Any paid member may self-nominate or be nominated by a chapter leader.

• Submit a 3 to 5-minute video by Jan. 14 introducing yourself and explaining qualifications. The video will be presented to the delegates during the virtual convention. This can be fairly informal and takes the place of candidate speeches that happen during an in-person convention. WFU staff assistance is available for recording the clip, if needed.

Contact the WFU State Office at 715-723-5561 for more details or Alicia at 715-577-5778. 

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