NFU’s Swenson not seeking reelection

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AURORA, Colo. – Leland Swenson, who concludes 14 years as president of the National Farmers Union in March, announced today that he has chosen not to seek reelection.

Swenson was first elected president of the 300,000-member farm organization in 1988. He previously was president of the South Dakota Farmers Union.

He also serves on the boards of National Farmers Union Insurance and other Farmers Union entities.

Growing up in rural Minnesota, Swenson was involved in Farmers Union youth activities and is the first NFU president to have earned the Torchbearer Award, the highest educational award given by the organization.

A new president will be elected during the organization’s 100th anniversary convention March 1-4 in Irving, Texas.

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