01-16-18 Levendofsky Joining Staff Of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

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Nick Levendofsky, Director of External Affairs for Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

Levendofsky Joining Staff Of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

Nick Levendofsky will succeed Bill Midcap as the Director of External Affairs for Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, announces RMFU Executive Director Ben Rainbolt. Levendofsky will join the staff of the general farm organization March 19. He will work alongside Midcap through the conclusion of the 2018 Colorado legislative session.

“Both Nick and Bill are both professional and personable individuals. Each has strong background in legislative advocacy,” says Rainbolt. “We will miss Bill, we welcome Nick, and we are fortunate that they will work as a team during this transition.”

Midcap, who recently married, is moving to Santa Fe, NM. He has been with RMFU for nearly 10 years, starting out as a renewable energy specialist. During his tenure, Midcap worked closely with state and national government officials to advance policies important to the organization’s farmers and ranchers. Among his accomplishments was shepherding the Beginning Farmer and Ranchers Tax Credit through the Colorado state legislature.

Levendofsky currently is the government relations specialist for Wisconsin Farmers Union.

Levendofsky’s family has been active in Farmers Union for generations. His great-great grandfatFOR her was a member of the local chapter near Courtland, KS more than a century ago. Levendofsky grew up on a family farm in north central Kansas. His family grew wheat, corn, sorghum, soybeans and alfalfa as well as raising cattle. He attended Farmers Union camps and was active in 4-H and FFA. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in agricultural communications and journalism, after which he joined the staff of Kansas Farmers Union. He became the KFU vice president and subsequently accepted a position with Wisconsin Farmers Union where he has been working with members and legislators on rural and ag issues.

RMFU is a general farm organization whose 22,000 members live in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. RMFU works to strengthen the future of family farms, ranches, and rural communities using educational, cooperative, and legislative solutions. To learn more, go to www.rmfu.org