NFU - Manitoba Region 5 2018 Annual Meeting

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 09:00 - 18:00
We invite you to attend the Region 5 Annual Meeting which will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Canad Inns, 2401 Saskatchewan Ave, Portage la Prairie, Manitobawith the theme:  Farmers in the Crosshairs: Our Institutions at Risk. The official Convention will commence at 9:30 A.M. and run into the evening this year.  The registration fee is:  $35 for non-members and $25 for members. Youth under 26 can attend for free.  Included lunch will be soup and sandwiches.  Let us know if you can make it so we can book meals in advance. E-mail:
NFU - Region 5 Convention Details
Registration                                                            9:00 AM (meeting to commence at 9:30 AM)
Lunch                                                                   12:00 PM (included with registration fee)
Afternoon Session                                                 1:00 PM
Meeting Adjournment                                             5:30 PM
Socializing at Tavern United                                   6:00 PM               
Presentations & Speakers:  
  •    Public Seed Regulations in the Crosshairs. -“Seed Synergy” and other alarming policy ideas Kurt Schmon, Imperial Seeds Ltd.                                                                                        
  •    Your Canadian Grain Commission– The crucial nature of government grain grading, class regulation and oversight - Lonnie McKague, CGC Grain Commissioner       
  •    The Importance of a Provincial Direct Marketing Organization- Direct Marketing Manitoba
  •    Stick Handling Jobs, Economy, Trade and Agriculture – Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba, Lynne Fernandez  
  •     Red Flags of the Corporate Ag Agenda – Terry Boehm, Former NFU President
  •     Reports from NFU - Region 5 Representatives
  •    Open Discussion- National President Coral Sproule (via Skype), with Q & A.
  •    Two National Board members for Region 5; a Women’s Advisory 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.                                                    
 •       Please bring written resolution(s) about issues for debate.  Resolutions on current policy issues may be  presented to this AGM and, if passed, will be forwarded to National Convention in Saskatoon, SK from November 22-24, 2018.
If you require further information, call Ian Robson at (204) 858-2479 or Dean Harder (204) 797-6388; or e-mail:; or see our National Farmers Union web info at: or
We look forward to seeing you on March 3rd!