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.
Information about previous conventions is posted here.

The 48th annual National NFU Convention: Farm Renewal

will be held November 23 to 25, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Ottawa East, 1199 Joseph Cyr Street, Ottawa, Ontario. 

Click here for program highlights

To make room reservations, please call the hotel directly at 613-744-1060 or 1-800-387-9979 (toll free). Group Code: NFU or refer to the NFU Convention and dates of event. The room rate is $129 single or double, $10 additional fee for third/fourth person. Parking is ample and complimentary.

For transportation, VIA Rail Canada and WestJet are offering special discounts to NFU convention attendees. VIA Rail is offering a 10% discount on Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class fares from any VIA station to Ottawa and return from November 21st to November 27th 2017. WestJet is offering a discount of 10% off Econo fares and 15% off Plus base fares. The offer is valid for travel between Ottawa and anywhere WestJet flies in North America if you book by December 7, 2017 for travel from November 17 to December 7, 2017. For information about how to take advantage of these offers, please email the NFU office at .





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