National Farmers Union 100th Anniversary
Convention Highlights
March 1-4, 2002, Irving, Texas

Friday, March 1, 2002

1:00 p. m. Registration and Exhibits Open

3:00 p. m. Early Bird Workshops

National Organic Standards Board

Farmers Union history book-signing and meet-the-author

5:30 p. m. A Texas Welcome Dinner sponsored by Texas Farmers Union

6:30 p. m. Opening Comments by Leland Swenson, National Farmers Union President

Greetings from Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Susan Combs

Address by U. S. House Ag Committee Ranking Member Charles Stenholm (D-TX)

8:40 p. m. Nominations for NFU President and Vice President

9:00 p. m. Music provided by J. D. Monson and Cactus Wine

Saturday, March 2, 2002

9:00 a.m. Depart for Point

11:30 a. m. Texas Barbecue on the site of the Point Railroad Depot, circa 1902

2:00 p. m. Convention Address, Bob Bergland, Former U. S. Secretary of Agriculture

3:00 p. m. Ceremonies at Lone Star Cemetery and at Farmers Union's first public meeting place

6:00 p. m. A musical salute to Farmers Union's 100 years, Mark Chesnutt

Sunday, March 3, 2002

8:30 a. m. Non-Denominational Worship Service

10:50 a. m. Election of National Farmers Union President and Vice President

12:00 p. m. National Farmers Union Awards Luncheon

1:45 p. m. Greetings from Colleen Callahan, President, National Association of Farm Broadcasters

3:30 p. m. Reception for cooperative directors and for Washington Campaigners/NFU fly-in participants

6:00 p. m. Convention Banquet

8:30 p. m. Reunion for education directors, youth leaders, Torchbearers and All-Staters,

Reunion for former local, county, state and national Farmers Union officers

Monday, March 4, 2002

8:45 a. m. Consideration and Adoption of Policy Program

12:00 p. m. NATFARMPAC Luncheon

7:00 p. m. Convention Farewell Reception

8:00 p. m. NATFARMPAC Auction

9:00 p. m. Dance with music provided by The Roof Raisers

Texas Farmers Union, P.O. Box 738, Sweetwater, Tx 79556