We are pleased that you are applying for the RMFU Fellows Program. Described below are the procedures and deadlines for applying, as well as the process for screening and selecting candidates. Please read the directions carefully and complete all the required fields.
Who is Eligible?
You do not need to be a current member of RMFU to apply but will be expected to become a regular member ($75) by the 1st Session.
The applicant does not need to own a farm/ranch operation to apply.
Applicants should be involved in agriculture. A farm or ranch owner and/or operator; food/food policy advocate; insurance agents; FFA advisors; co-op leaders; or rural residents.
Anyone over the age of 21 is eligible to apply. We welcome women, veterans, people of color, and other minority candidates.
The Fellows Program is open to residents of Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming.
Application Expectations & Instructions
Please review the questions on the application prior to starting your application. A 1-3 page essay will need to be uploaded and you may need to come back to the application and complete it – in this case, scroll to the bottom of the form and click the Save and Continue Link – you will then be prompted to add in your email address (you may have to scroll down) and you will receive an email with a link to get back where you left off. IF YOU DO NOT ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS – YOU WILL HAVE TO START THE APPLICATION OVER.
Write a 1-3 page essay on your agricultural experience, and why you would like to participate in this program.
You may apply as an individual or couple.
Participants are REQUIRED to attend all programming in its entirety and report punctually.
- 1st Session will be February 1-3, 2020 in Denver, CO.
- 2nd Session will be held during the summer months based on class availability.
- 3rd Session will be September 12-16, 2020 in Washington DC.
- 4th Session will take place in conjunction with the RMFU state convention in mid-November.
RMFU will cover the majority of the costs of the program including lodging, most meals, childcare, and the flight to Washington, DC.
For more information on the RMFU Fellows program, you can download the Fellows Info Packet 2020.
Applications must be submitted by January 2, 2020.
Selections & Notification
Final selections for participation in the RMFU Fellows Program will be based on application analysis. Candidates will be notified of their status by January 7, 2020.
Applicants must confirm their acceptance into the program by January 10, 2020.
A team of RMFU staff and leadership will score each application. All applications are kept confidential.