The Foundation's mission is to empower people to educate our youth, neighbors, media and policymakers of the social, economic and cooperative contributions of family agriculture.
Through the NFU Foundation, we support educational programs that provide leadership camps for young people from across the country. The Foundation supports scholarships and conferences on cooperatives for college students. We provide support for our National Youth Advisory Council members to attend leadership training in Washington, DC.
The Foundation’s success has enabled NFU to play a transformative role: healthy, local food for our dinner tables and restaurants, a better, more energy efficient environment, a less oil dependent U.S. foreign policy, and feeding the hungry around the globe (as a founding partner of CARE and a dedicated member of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers, among many other institutional commitments).