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RMFU President John Stencel (right) and RMFU Communications Director Dave Carter (center) present Denver Post writer Gay Cook the RMFU Excellence in Journalism award at the convention banquet November 30. RMFU initiated this award this year to recognize reporters who have excelled in communicating agricultural issues to the public. Photo by Steve Holdren (RMFU).The programs of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) have supported the successful operation of family farms and ranches for over a century. The first Colorado local chapter of the Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America was created near Green Mountain Falls on May 17, 1907, followed that year by several additional Colorado local chapters. Organized in 1908 as the Colorado Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union (CFU), the association changed its name to the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union in 1942 to include members in neighboring states. This collection documents the efforts of ...