Manitoba Regional Convention Thursday March 30, 2017

Date: 
Thu, 03/30/2017 - 09:00 - 18:00
 
We invite you to attend the Region 5 Annual Convention which will be held Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Canad Inns, 2401 Saskatchewan Ave, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba with the theme:  Why Your Choice of Farm Voice Matters.  The official Convention will commence at 10:00 A.M.  The registration fee is:  $35 for non-members & $25 for members. Youth under 26 can attend for free.  Lunch buffet at Aaltos is included. A block of rooms has been reserved for March 29th and 30th for $105 if you wish to stay over.  

Please RSVP to mb@nfu.ca

Agenda

Registration     9:30 am
Start Time     10:00 am
Lunch    12:30am (Included)
Afternoon Session     1:30am
Meeting Adjournment    5:30pm
Socializing at Tavern United    6:00pm

For more information see:  nfu-mb.ca
 
Presentations:

  • Why your Choice of Farm Voice Matters - Presentation by NFU-Manitoba Members.   
  • Changing Relationships between Wetlands & Farmland -  Dr. Gordon Goldsborough, U of M   
  • Keeping new farmers farming  -  What new farmers need to be successful – NFU Youth   
  • How to help all farmers reduce their GHG impact. Research Update. – Darrin Qualman (via Skype)   
  • Reports from NFU - Region 5 Representatives
Discussions:
Where can the NFU help farm families the most? – a discussion on key items the NFU has worked on in recent years and where it should focus its energy in the future -  President Jan Slomp, with Q & A.

Elections:

Two National Board members for Region 5; a Women’s Advisory Committee member; a Youth Advisory member; an International Program Committee representative.
Nomination for the NFU Grassroots Member Award – Recognition of significant contribution to building the NFU
Opening for members to be a part of the NFU-Manitoba Outreach Team

Resolutions:

Please bring your written resolution(s) about the issues for debate.  Resolutions on current policy issues may be presented to this Convention and, if they are passed, they will be forwarded to National Convention to be held in Ottawa, ON from November 23-25, 2017.

If you require further information, call Ian at (204) 858-2479 or Dean Harder (204) 797-6388; or e-mail:  mb@nfu.ca; or see our National Farmers Union web info at:   nfu-mb.ca

We look forward to seeing you on March 30th!