About UTFU

UTFU is committed to enhancing  the quality of life of family farmers.

Utah families, farmers and ranchers concerned with the lack of profitability in agriculture chartered Utah Farmers Union in 1954. Utah Farmers Union has been the voice of family farmers, rural residents and consumers across the Beehive State since then.

Whether you are a farmer or consumer, urban or rural, this organization fights for farm policies that ensure we have a safe and abundant food supply, and carries the voice of the rural community to the state and federal legislatures.

With a Utah Farmers Union Membership you can expect:

REPRESENTATION: Farmers Union is a powerful and respected voice on critical issues on the national and state levels. Our state and national leaders and staff understand the critical issues facing rural America and family agriculture. We represent YOUR voice to elected officials.

EDUCATION: From youth day classes and summer camps to adult learning sessions, Farmers Union believes that education is the base of success. Our programs are designed to expand knowledge and develop leadership skills in both youth and adults.

COOPERATION: Farmers Union offers technical guidance and information for rural and cooperative initiatives.

GRASSROOTS POLICY: Farmers Union policy is written and approved by our members. The issues that are important to YOU can be debated and become part of the national policy.

INFORMATION: Farmers Union helps you stay up-to-date with the issues that matter most to you, your family and your business. Our weekly e-newsletter, issue alerts and state specific information will keep you informed.

VALUE-ADDED: A membership in Farmers Union also provides you real savings – discounts at more than 6,000 hotels nationwide, savings on car rentals and much more. New benefits are being developed all the time. In addition, insurance discounts could also be available depending on your state organization.

NETWORKING: Come together with other farmers and ranchers that are facing similar challenges and opportunities. Meet in a social atmosphere to share ideas and solutions to common problems.

Utah Farmers Union has been the voice of family farmers, rural residents and consumers across the Beehive State since our founding. We believe the needs of Utah's farm economy are every bit as important as the policy priorities of Wall Street and Corporate America. We are the dedicated voice of family farming, and we aim to preserve a sustainable economy that benefits each of us where we live, while providing domestically grown, healthy choices for consumers.

If you are a family farmer or rural resident dedicated to preserving your way of life. If you are a consumer and you believe it’s important to buy locally from someone you know and trust. If you are believe in sustainability and want to see an economy that works just as well for the little guy as it does for the big guy. If you are concerned about any of these issues, then we invite you to join Utah Farmers Union. We work every day to further all of these priorities and many more.

Utah Farmers Union is a membership driven organization that is committed to enhancing the quality of life of family farmers through educational opportunities, co-operative endeavors and civic engagement. Become part of the solution and join today!

Utah Farmers Union Board of Directors


Ron Stratford
Ogden, Utah

Board Member

James Tarbet
Smithfield, Utah

Board Member

John DeGiorgio
Ogden, Utah

Board Member

Bruce Roper
Oak City, Utah

Board Member

Rex Sacco
Helper, Utah