Farmers Union Enterprises Leadership Program

Where leadership, community and possibilities meet.

The Farmers Union Enterprise Leadership (FUEL) program is an opportunity to grow personally, professionally and in your community. This program offers a unique experience to gain skills and form relationships to last a lifetime. Each annual cohort will travel to 5 locations across the Nation and have the opportunity to immerse in concepts ranging from emotional intelligence and conflict resolution to public speaking and how to have a lasting impact in their community at home.

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What people say about FUEL

“The program has been great in engaging and igniting our commitment to ensuring family farms are sustainable for generations to come.”

Whitney Graham

“Cindy and I were honored to represent MFU in the FUEL program. We both agree it was the most rewarding experience we have done together. We not only learned about the history of Farmers Union, and the impact FU has had on family farm agriculture, we also made lifelong friends from our neighboring Farmers Union states.”

Walter Schweitzer

“My experieces in the program really stuck with me- I learned SO much. I also made some great friends, and honestly… it was almost like a vacation!”

Audra Labert

What can FUEL do for you?

Farmers Union Enterprises Leadership program participants can be Farmers Union members involved drectly in Ag or those who are interested in advocating for our family farmers, ranchers, and rural communities. This program is funded by each of the 5 participanting state Farmers Unions through Farmers Union Enterprises. The program comes at NO COST TO PARTICIPANTS.

Fuel program graduates have gone on to: – Improve professional relationships, – Be community organizers, – Run and be elected for leadership positions, – Chair committees, – Work for Farmers Union! apply

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Please contact us with questions about the program.

  • The FUEL program takes place throughout the 5 states (MT, MN, ND, SD, WI) and in cooperation with National Farmers Union events beyond.

Headwaters Area Gathering

October 06, 2022