Resilience and Resolve

The Iowa Farmers Union State Convention is a chance for members from all over Iowa to connect with one another, hear from world-renowned speakers, attend educational sessions, and influence changes made to our guiding policy.
November 30 – December 1, 2018

Hotel Pattee
1112 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220
(515) 465-3511

About the venue


Tentative Schedule


11:00 am Emerging Leaders Workshop (Free for IFU members)
3:30 pm Bob Feller Historical Museum Tour (Free)
5:30 pm Iowa Farmers Union Education Foundation Fundraising Reception
Featuring Roger Johnston (National Farmers Union) and Art Cullen (Pulitzer Prize Winning Author)


7:30 am  – Registration Opens
8:30 am  – Welcome and President’s address (Aaron Heley Lehman, IFU President)
Panel on Climate Change (Dr. Jerry Hatfield, Ron Rosmann, Matt Russell)
Breakout Discussion Sessions
11:45 am – Lunch 
Election of Board Members
IFU Fundraiser Kickoff
Keynote Address (Ricardo Salvador, Union of Concerned Scientists, Director: Food & Environment Program)
Policy Discussion and Voting


Registration Information

Early bird pricing available until Nov 9th!
Register here


Policy Discussion
One of the highlights of our annual convention is updating our organization’s guiding policy document. You can review and suggest changes to our current policy by following the links below.

2017 IFU Legislative Policy

Policy Change Proposal Form

Iowa Farmers Union
PO Box 1883 Ames, IA 50010-1883