Each year, delegates from Farmers Union counties across the state of South Dakota convene at the annual South Dakota Farmers Union State Convention to adopt the organization's policy program. The policy lays out the ideas, concepts, and programs South Dakota Farmers Union believes in or stands against.
We're a grassroots organization, which means our policies come from the members of the organization. A policy change can be voted on at the county and district level and be brought for consideration before the state delegates at the convention. A group called the County Councilors, made up of county leaders from across the state, bring policy changes forward for consideration as well.
The policy program is followed when the organization lobbies on behalf of farmers, ranchers and rural communities in the State Capitol and in Washington, D.C.