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North Dakota Farmers Union state convention to begin Dec. 10

The election of officers (president, vice president and district directors), Farmers Union Insurance’s annual meeting, live and silent auctions and entertainment by an ABBA tribute band and the musical group Too Old To Stand round out the two-day event.

North Dakota Farmers Union will kick off its 95th annual state convention Friday, Dec. 10, at the Bismarck Event Center.

Highlighting the mix of educational speakers, entertainment and policy debate will be the giveaway of a Polaris Ranger 1000 on Saturday night.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, National Farmers Union President Rob Larew and a Fairness for Farmers panel will address market consolidation and its impact on family farmers and ranchers.

A torchbearer ceremony will be held Saturday evening when 49 youths will earn the NDFU’s highest youth honor. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Krings, a former torchbearer and NDFU education director who is the CEO of Minneapolis-based The Conversations That Matter.

The election of officers (president, vice president and district directors), Farmers Union Insurance’s annual meeting, live and silent auctions and entertainment by an ABBA tribute band and the musical group Too Old To Stand round out the two-day event.

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A youth convention for children in first through eighth grades will also run simultaneously both days with drawings on Saturday evening for two Harley-Davidson electric balance bikes, two Apple iPads and an Apple MacBook Air.

The convention is open to the public. A $70 registration fee is required to attend, and a $50 early-bird rate is available until Friday, Dec. 3. Day care is also available.

To register, visit ndfu.org .

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