Roger Johnson Elected as President of NFU

      Posted On: March 22, 2009

Roger Johnson was elected National Farmers Union’s 14th president during the organization’s 107th anniversary convention in March 2009.  On April 3, he will resign as the Commissioner of Agriculture in North Dakota, where he has served for twelve years. During his tenure at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, Mr. Johnson:

-Organized and hosted the state’s first renewable energy summit, which resulted in the creation of the North Dakota Renewable Energy Partnership, an organization that promotes renewable energy production in the state.

-Held informational meetings across the state that led to creation of 27 farmers markets and later helped establish the North Dakota Farmers Market Growers Association.

-Established the 12-member North Dakota Organic Advisory Board.

-Issued the first industrial hemp grower licenses in the U.S to two North Dakota farmers.

FMC congratulates Roger Johnson on his recent election and looks forward to working alongside the National Farmers Union to support farmers markets and the small-scale family farmers on which they depend.