Links to Other Organizations

National Farmers Union, officially called the Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America, was founded in 1902 in Point, Texas by Newt Gresham. National Farmers Union is a general farm organization with a membership of nearly 300,000 farm and ranch families throughout the United States. National Farmers Union is a federation that represents farmers and ranchers in all states. The presidents of the 24 state and regional Farmers Union organizations (33 states in all) serve as its board of directors.

State Farmers Union

Nebraska Rural Radio Association

Tune in the Rural Radio Networks AM stations each Monday and Wednesday to catch NEFU President John K. Hansen speak on 'Irons In The Fire.' KNEB airs at 1:15pm, and the KRVN and KTIC shows air at 1:40pm.

Other Organizations

Center for Rural Affairs

The Center for Rural Affairs is a private, non-profit organization working to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, and rural communities.

Coalition For A Prosperous America (CPA)

The Coalition for a Prosperous America is a nonprofit organization representing the interests of 4.1 million households through our agricultural, manufacturing and labor members. Our board and our membership includes Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Conservatives and Liberals. John Hansen serves on their board.

The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) is working for a new and positive U.S. trade policy that delivers prosperity and security to America, its citizens, farms, factories and working people. We are an unrivaled coalition of manufacturing, agricultural, worker, consumer and citizen interests working together to rebuild an America for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren. We believe America can provide good jobs for workers, affordable goods for consumers, opportunity for farms and manufacturers and a clean environment without compromising our national sovereignty and security.

Farm Aid

Farm Aid brings together the common interests of family farmers, consumers, and people who care about the environment. Farm Aid's goal is to keep family farmers on their land and to restore a strong family farm system of agriculture.

Institute for Ag and Trade Policy

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy promotes resilient family farms, rural communities and ecosystems around the world through research and education, science and technology, and advocacy.

National Farmers Organization (NFO)

National Farmers is a not-for-profit, paid-membership general farm organization. It evolved from a farm protest movement in 1955 into a producer-owned organization of farmers which today negotiates contracts and terms of sale for hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of its family-farmer members in 37 agricultural states in the continental U.S.

Nebraska Appleseed Center

The Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest is a non-profit, non-partisan law project committed to equal justice for all Nebraskans.

Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference

The Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference is a unique “Nebraska Nice” collaborative annual two-day conference and trade sow. It brings together a diverse range of stakeholders including landowners, public officials, public utilities, private developers and consulting firms, environmental and wildlife groups, and the public. They hear about the latest and best information and innovations impacting wind and solar energy development from top state and national experts. Their website is a library of information about wind and solar development that is a great resource. John Hansen is the Chair of the Conference and first organized the event in 2008.

Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM)

The Organization for Competitive Markets is a multidisciplinary nonprofit group made up of farmers, ranchers, academics, attorneys, political leaders and business people. OCM provides research, information and advocacy towards a goal of increasing competition in the agricultural marketplace and protecting those markets from abuses of corporate power.

R-Calf USA

R-CALF USA is a national non-profit cattle association representing only cow/calf producers and independent stockers and feeders. In 1999 R-CALF USA became a national membership organization and is now the fastest growing cattle association in the U.S.

Economic Development

Dedicated to helping your co-op reach directly to consumers in markets all over the globe, this site will help you plan and build a successful online business.

Center for Applied Rural Innovation

For links and information on rural economic development, niche marketing, and rural entrepreneurship.

Nebraska Cooperative Development Center 

For information on rural economic development and value-added opportunities.