Montana Farmers Union is the only farm organization in the state who represents family farms.
MFU is working for family farms, ranches, rural communities, & supports its members through: Strong education programs for both youth and adults, by advocating member-driven policies & legislation at the state and federal level, & cooperation through producer-owned co-ops.JOIN MFU TODAY
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The organization took root as homesteaders arrived and farmers and ranchers discovered the necessity of getting together in one common cause. It was believed that the desire for a profitable market for the products of the farm or ranch could best be accomplished by real cooperation.The first inquiry about starting a Farmers Union organization in Montana was in the eastern part of the state, but it was across the state in Ronan in 1912 that the first Farmers Union local started. After locals were set up, county organizations followed. Once a threshold of members was reached, Montana organized a state organization and held its first convention in Great Falls in 1916. There were delegates from 37 locals representing nine counties..