NFU Elects New President Rob Larew

Cindy Zimmerman

Rob Larew is sworn is as president of NFU (photo courtesy of NFU)

Delegates to the National Farmers Union (NFU) 118th Anniversary Convention this week elected Rob Larew to succeed Roger Johnson as the organization’s president.

Larew, who was raised on a West Virginia dairy farm, served as NFU’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Communications since fall 2016. In that role, he oversaw the organization’s legislative advocacy in Congress and the executive branch as well as its public relations activities. Prior to his employment with NFU, Larew served over 22 years in Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), most recently as the staff director of the House Committee on Agriculture.

Patty Edelburg, a Wisconsin dairy farmer, was reelected to serve a second term as vice president. More than 500 Farmers Union members from across the country gathered in Savannah, Georgia this week for the annual convention.