The TAU has been in existence since 1897. Although it was an organisation exclusively for farmers in the Transvaal at first, many farmers from other South African Provinces have joined the organization in recent years, because of dissatisfaction with other, liberal agricultural organizations throughout the country. It has a large number of members in the Free State province. The current president is Paul Van der Walt and the Vice-President is Wille Lewies. It also has seven district chairmen throughout the country. It holds it’s national congress annually.