World Farmers Organization
St. Paul (April 9, 2013) – Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) President Doug Peterson is part of a leadership delegation of National Farmers Union Presidents at the World Farmers Organization (WFO) General Assembly in Niigata, Japan April 15-18.
“This is an opportunity to work side by side with other farmers around the world,” said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President. “Sharing our different viewpoints will help each individual attending gain new insights to the global agricultural community, strengthening innovation in this community.”
MFU President Doug Peterson will also be joined by: National Farmers Union President, Roger Johnson; North Dakota Farmers Union President, Elwood Barth; South Dakota Farmers Union President, Doug Sombke; Wisconsin Farmers Union President, Darin Von Ruden; and Montana Farmers Union President, Alan Merrill.
St. Paul (June 11, 2012) – Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) President Doug Peterson returns from Rome, Italy and the World Farmers Organization (WFO) General Assembly. The WFO is an organization that brings together farmers from organizations that represent agriculture and their coops. Farmers from all agricultural sectors across the world gathered to create policies and advocate at a true farmer-level for the improvement of economic and social conditions and for world food security.
St. Paul (June 4, 2012) – Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) President Doug Peterson is leading a delegation of National Farmers Union Presidents at the World Farmers Organization (WFO) General Assembly in Rome, Italy, June 6-9.
“This is a great opportunity to hear from farmers from around the world about what works and does not work for their agriculture community,” said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President. “Leading the National Farmers Union delegation on this trip will include telling other attendees about the plights of the small family farmer across the United States and how we fight for prosperity for rural folks.”
The objective of the General Assembly is to provide an opportunity to discuss WFO‘s statutory issues; as well as offer the possibility to farmers associations to discuss and share experiences in agriculture related key issues including trade, food security, climate change, education and awareness raising programs; sharing experiences on outreach activities, special programs, services, products; collecting best practices and case studies; stimulate cooperation and partnership among WFO’s members and agriculture related organizations; and build an interactive platform for sharing experiences and cooperation network.