45th Annual Convention
45th Annual National NFU Convention: "Claiming our Livelihoods"
REGISTRATION is at the door:
Wednesday, November 26
Thursday, November 27 :
7:00 PM Public Event: Canada at a Crossroads: Reflections on Canada’s Conservative government 2008-2014.
Friday, November 28:
Annette Aurélie Desmarais is Canada Research Chair in Human Rights, Social Justice and Food Sovereignty at the University of Manitoba. Her doctoral research in geography examined peasants’ and farmers’ responses to the globalization of agriculture by analyzing the formation, consolidation and functioning of the international peasant movement, La Vía Campesina.
Dr. Nettie Wiebe teaches ethics at St. Andrews College, University of Saskatchewan and farms near Delisle, Saskatchewan, growing organic grains and pulse crops as well as raising cattle. Nettie served in elected leadership positions of the National Farmers Union for ten years and was the first woman to lead a national farm organization in Canada.
Darrin Qualman served as the Executive Secretary and the Director of Research for the National Farmers Union from 1996 to 2010. His work for the NFU includes the “Farm Crisis” series of briefs. He is currently completing History and Biology undergraduate degrees at the University of Saskatchewan. He will then return his focus to writing a book that seeks to explain energy and material flows in modern and traditional civilizations and in natural systems.
Saturday, November 29:
Cam was elected to the newly-formed Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission in December 2013, and elected Chair of the organization in January 2014. He is looking forward to working with organizations which share the common goal of putting producer interests to the forefront, and maintaining farmer control over all aspects of their businesses.
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What is the NFU?
The National Farmers Union is a direct-membership voluntary organization made up of Canadian farm families who share common goals. It is the only farm organization incorporated through an Act of Parliament.
NFU members believe that the problems facing farmers are common problems, and that farmers producing diverse products must work together to advance effective solutions. The NFU works toward the development of economic and social policies that will maintain the family farm as the primary food-producing unit in Canada.