Dakota County Farmers Union earns national award

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. – Dakota County Farmers Union earned the National Farmers Union (NFU) Leadership Achievement Award for the second consecutive year in 2022.

The award recognizes county Farmers Union organizations that demonstrate outstanding leadership within their community.

Dakota County Farmers Union held four meetings in 2021 and participated in several state and national events, including the Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) Lobby Day, MFU Women’s Conference, NFU Fly-In, MFU Membership Education Committee, NFU Women’s Conference, NFU Convention and MFU Full Board meetings.

In addition, each year they participate in the Randolph Tractor Parade in April and volunteer at the Dakota County Fair. Last year, they volunteered at the horticulture building and the beer garden at the county fair. They are also active in local cooperatives.

“It’s not about the award,” said Dakota County Farmers Union President Linda Larson, “it’s the activities that generate the award that raise our profile in the community and generate excitement around being a member of Farmers Union.”

To learn more about Dakota County Farmers Union, email Larson at dcfunews@gmail.com or call 612.554.9963.

About Minnesota Farmers Union

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