Programs & Activities
Wisconsin Farmers Union is committed to providing continued education for members of all ages through regularly held membership meetings and events. Examples of recent programs include:
Fall and Spring Legislative Fly-Ins
Midwest CSA Conference
Women Caring for the Land Workshops
Solar Power Hour Workshops
Local Climate Change Solutions Workshops
Sand Mining Conference: Tools and Solutions for Local Control
Emerging Leaders Retreat
Women’s Leadership Retreat
Renewable Energy Tour
Farm Bill Listening Sessions and Forums
For more information see our events page or
The Wisconsin Farmers Union youth program is aimed at developing young leaders for our organization and our country. Since 1930, summer camps and educational programs for young people have taught about the importance of agriculture, leadership skills, cooperation, activism, and good citizenship.
In addition to programs in the schools and other special events for youth from the general public, the year-round Wisconsin Farmers Union Youth Program provides special opportunities for Wisconsin Farmers Union member youth. Each youth must participate in four activities per year to earn participation awards, camp scholarships and trips. Each year, a themed curriculum is made available to participating youth and youth leaders. Any member of Wisconsin Farmers Union may participate as a youth leader, or youth may participate independently.
In addition to youth meetings, youth groups are eligible to participate in day camps and outings, Farmers Union Camp at Kamp Kenwood, and Co-op Youth Convention. Awards and award trips such as the National Farmers Union All-States Leadership Camp in Bailey, Colorado, and the Torchbearer Award are also available for youth participants.
Education is at the heart of all Wisconsin Farmers Union activities.
Want to join the Wisconsin Farmers Union Youth Program? Time commitment is minimal but rewards are great, including trips, camp scholarships, and recognition!
Participation begins in first grade and activities continue through high school. To enroll, contact WFU Education Director Cathy Statz at 715-723-5561 for more information about joining or starting a youth group in your area, or completing youth activities as an individual youth or family.