Save the day for our Annual Meeting!
Monday, December 6 & Monday, December 13, 2021
Traditionally, we meet in-person for these activities and share a meal together. Due to the pandemic, gatherings remain restricted and many of us prefer to avoid gathering at this time.
Because of that, we will be hosting our Annual Meeting virtually! During the event we plan to feature guest speakers and farm ventures in the morning, followed by elections and Policy and Bylaw discussions in the afternoon. The morning events will be open for the public and the afternoon events will be hosted for MOFU members.
MOFU members: the activities that require voting (elections, Policy and Bylaw discussions) will be calculated using mail-in ballots. These ballots will be mailed to members following the virtual meeting.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2021: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
12:00 PM: FAIRNESS FOR FARMERS: THE MISSION AND FUTURE OF AN NFU CAMPAIGN
NFU President Rob Larew will share the mission and vision of Fairness for Farmers, a national anti-monopoly campaign NFU established in September 2021. Local legislators will join President Larew to discuss how this campaign will apply to Missouri Farmers Union members and where the campaign goals will lead us in the future.
12:45 PM: CATTLE PRICE DISCOVERY & TRANSPARENCY ACT
Missouri legislators and industry professionals will join to discuss the recent Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act, announced by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in early November. We will hear how this legislation impacts Missouri farmers and ranchers and what changes our members can expect to see.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2021: 12:00 – 1:30 PM
12:00 PM: PRODUCING AND PROCESSING MEAT IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI
Bill Sullivan, pork producer and Missouri Farmers Union member, will be joined by Davis Meat Processing and Ty Peckman with MU Extension to discuss the production and processing of meat in Missouri and how processors in Missouri are keeping up with the high demand. Ty will also discuss the University of Missouri Extension’s new mobile processing facilities and how they hope to help lower wait times for farmers and ranchers across the state.
12:45: MISSOURI FARMERS UNION FROM A NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
To wrap up our 2021 convention, Vice President Edelburg will speak to MFU members and guests about her experiences in Missouri and the partnership between Missouri Farmers Union and National Farmers Union. Speakers: NFU Vice President, Patty Edelburg
Register for the Annual Meeting below!