Cheyenne: The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Annual Convention, November 18-19

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From email from the RMFU (Mick McAllister):

This year, the RMFU Annual Convention will be at Cheyenne Little America. The convention opens at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 18, and continues through Saturday afternoon when election results will be announced.

This year’s convention program features keynote speaker Bill Patrie, an internationally recognized leader on cooperative development, who will speak Friday morning on the convention theme, The Power of Cooperation. In keeping with the theme and in recognition of the approaching International Year of Cooperatives ~ 2012, RMFU will present its first Cooperative Achievement Award to James B. Dean, distinguished attorney and advocate for cooperative businesses.

Friday afternoon panels will address forming state Health CO-OPS in accordance with the Affordable HealthCare Act, producer strategies for direct marketing of local foods, conservation challenges in estate transition planning, and the successes and plans of the RMFU Foundation, home of the Cooperative Development Center, the Renewable Energy Center and the RMFU Education Center.

All events are open to registrants and the press.

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