2017 IFU Elections

The 2017 IFU Convention will include elections on Friday, December 1. All regular members are entitled to cast a ballot (1 vote per membership). Members must be present at the convention in order to vote. Elections will be held for the following positions:

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

There are a total of 8 positions on the IFU Board of Directors that will be voted on at the 2017 IFU Convention. Any eligible member interested in serving in any of the open board positions may contact the IFU state office prior to the state convention to have their name placed on the ballot (please contact the state office by Monday, November 27 to allow time for ballots to be printed).  In addition, nominations will be accepted at the convention from the regular members in attendance.

NW District Representative – 1 position open – 3-year term

(Regular members residing or farming in: Boone, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Emmet, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Humboldt, Ida, Kossuth, Lyon, Monona, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Story, Sioux, Webster, Winnebago, Woodbury, Wright Counties)

SW District Representative – 2 positions open – 3-year term, 2-year term

(Regular members residing or farming in: Adair, Adams, Audubon, Cass, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Fremont, Guthrie, Harrison, Madison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Polk, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor, Union, Warren Counties)

NE District Representative – 1 position open – 3-year term

(Regular members residing or farming in: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, Hardin, Howard, Jackson, Jones, Linn, Marshall, Mitchell, Tama, Winneshiek, Worth Counties)

SE District Representative – 2 positions open – 3-year term, 2-year term

(Regular members residing or farming in: Appanoose, Cedar, Clinton, Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Muscatine, Poweshiek, Scott, Van Buren, Wapello, Washington, Wayne Counties)

Beginning Farmer Representative (At-Large) – 3-year term

Any regular IFU member who is an active farmer and who has been farming for 10 years or less is eligible to serve as the Beginning Farmer Representative on the Board of Directors.

Student Representative (At-Large; Non-Voting) – 1-year term

Any IFU member who is at least 16 years of age and who is enrolled as a student in a high school, college, or post graduate program is eligible to serve at the Student Representative on the Board of Directors.

DELEGATE TO 2018 NFU CONVENTION

The 2017 IFU Convention will elect 1 delegate to represent Iowa at the 2018 National Farmers Union Convention, which will take place March 4-7, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. Any regular IFU member is eligible to serve as a delegate to the 2018 NFU Convention.  Any eligible member interested in serving as delegate may contact the state office prior to the state convention to have their name placed on the ballot (please contact the state office by Monday, November 27 to allow time for ballots to be printed). In addition, nominations will be accepted at the convention from the regular members in attendance.

Delegates to the NFU Convention will be responsible for debating and approving the legislative policy that the NFU government relations staff will advocate for over the coming year. If elected to serve as delegate, your travel, lodging and meal expenses will be paid for by the Farmers Union.

Iowa Farmers Union
PO Box 1883 Ames, IA 50010-1883
info@iowafarmersunion.org