Wisconsin Farmers Union
89th Annual State Convention
January 31- February 2, 2020
Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center
FRIDAY January 31st
GROUNDSWELL pre-convention event
Building Rural Strength & Resilience by Advancing Racial Justice
Noon to 4:30pm. Lunch is provided. Cost is $65 for non-members (includes a
family membership) or $35 for members. Two scholarships are available
per Farmers Union chapter - contact your local leadership for details.
WFU 2020 Candidate Meet & Greet
Join us for a fun evening of networking, food, and a chance meet candidates in the upcoming 2020 elections! Ticketed event. Register: or 715-723-5561.
SATURDAY February 1st
KEYNOTE: Barry Lynn (Executive Director, Open Markets Institute)
Barry Lynn directs the Open Markets Institute. Previously, he spent 15 years at the New America Foundation researching and writing about monopoly power. He is author of Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction (Wiley 2010) and End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation (Doubleday 2005).
Lynn’s writings on the political and economic effects of the extreme consolidation of power in the United States have influenced the thinking of policymakers and antitrust professionals on both sides of the Atlantic. His work has been profiled on CBS and in the New York Times, and his articles have appeared in publications including Harper’s, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and Foreign Policy. He has appeared on CBS, PBS, CNN, the BBC, NPR, MSNBC, C-Span, and the Christian Broadcasting Network, among others. Prior to joining New America, Lynn was executive editor of Global Business Magazine for seven years, and worked as a correspondent in Peru, Venezuela, and the Caribbean for the Associated Press and Agence France Presse.
Monopolization in Agriculture * Navigating Tough Conversations *
Our Lakes, Our Lands * Dairy Growth Management
POLICY DISCUSSION kicks off Saturday!
Join in thoughtful discourse on the future of agriculture
and help guide WFU’s work in the year ahead.
SATURDAY EVENING SOCIAL/BOARD CANDIDATE RECEPTION
Live music by Soggy Prairie Bluegrass Band
SUNDAY February 2nd
BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
INTERFAITH SERVICE highlighting faith & farming
POLICY DISCUSSION by the grassroots membership
ELECTION RESULTS & Announcements
The Holiday Inn (attached to convention center) is fully booked. Other nearby accommodations include:
Motel 6 (0.3 mile from convention center)
If you're a member, use the National Farmers Union benefit code (CPHR93W3) and receive 10% off. Visit Motel6.com or call toll free 800-899-9841 to reserve.
Best Western (0.4 mile from convention center)Farmers Union block held through Friday, January 17 for $90/night. Limited rooms available. Call 715-355-8900 to reserve.
Want to sponsor the event?
Register here or contact
Tommy Enright at for details.