TFU 101st Convention in Lubbock, Texas

Waco, TX (January 16, 2003) - On January 24-25 hundreds of Texas farm and ranch families will gather in Lubbock, Texas for Texas Farmers Union's (TFU) 101st Centennial Convention. The Convention theme this year is "A new century of commitment to family farm agriculture."

"Emergency agriculture disaster assistance, new trade agreements, farm bill implementation and competitive livestock markets, are some of the major issues that will be discussed at this convention," said Wes Sims, President of T.F.U. "The Congress and the Administration needs to take action quickly on these issues."

The convention is dedicated to Joe Rankin, a past President and Vice-President of T.F.U. and a lifelong agriculture leader from the Lubbock area. Also, there will be a presentation presented to the family at the Friday evening reception.

The band "Texas Sand" will play for our entertainment at the Friday evening reception. The convention will culminate Saturday evening with a banquet featuring National Farmers Union President "Dave Frederickson."

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