The National Farmers Union annual 3-day National Convention brings together farmers from all across Canada to discuss and learn about the important agricultural issues of the day. The public is invited to hear the keynote address, delivered by a well-known speaker on Thursday evening. The program includes a series of presentations and panel discussions, elections of national officers, reports from elected officials and caucuses, as well as debate and voting on resolutions which become the NFU's positions on public policy matters. Special meetings of  youth, women and members involved in international cooperation are also included in the Convention agenda. The NFU National Convention is the highlight of the organization’s year, both the culmination of the previous year’s work and the starting point for the coming year.

Everyone is welcome to attend NFU Conventions, whether you are a family farm member, associate member, visitor or media. There is no advance registration - daily or full convention fees are payable at the door.

The NFU's Quick Guide to Conventions is a resource for first-time Convention-goers and a refresher for long-time members.
National Conventions are where the NFU develops its positions on public policy matters. We do this by debating and voting on resolutions. Here is our guide to writing effective resolutions.

The 47th annual National NFU Convention: Agriculture in a Changing Climate

will be held November 24 to 26, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Room Rates: $169.00 plus tax (includes parking) Single or double occupancy; King bed or 2 queen beds
Book by: October 22, 2016 to receive the convention rate. When booking, use the group code: NFU087
To make room reservations, please call the hotel directly at 306-244-2311 or email your requests to .

Information about previous conventions is posted here.


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