Region 3 Convention & NFU-O AGM

Date: 
Fri, 03/04/2016 - 19:30 - Sat, 03/05/2016 - 17:00

Friday, March 4
Diana Beresford-Kroeger – The Future of Farming and You!, 7:30 p.m.
Memorial Hall, 216 Ontario St., Kingston

Tickets are $10 at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please email office@nfuontario.ca if you would like to attend but funds are a barrier.

Diana Beresford-Kroeger will explore our role as eaters and farmers in mitigating climate change and dealing with water issues.

Beresford-Kroeger is a world recognized author and scientist. She has a unique combination of western scientific knowledge and the traditional concepts of the ancient world. Her books include The Sweetness of a Simple Life, The Global Forest, Arboretum Borealis, Arboretum America, and A Garden for Life. Diana Beresford-Kroeger was inducted as a Wings Worldquest fellow in 2010 and named one of Utne reader’s World Visionaries for 2011.


Saturday March 5
Regional Convention and AGM, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christ Church Catarqui, 990 Sydenham Road, Kingston
Cost (lunch included): $30/person; $20/youth ages 25 and under
Register for the Region 3 Convention and NFU-O AGM

NFU/NFU-O Business: reports from regional council and national officials; elections for Region 3 national board members, youth advisor, women’s advisor and NFU-O councilors-at-large; debates on policy resolutions and proposed NFU-O by-law amendments.

The Future of Farming and You! – A Panel Discussion
Continuing Friday night’s theme. Our panel will focus on how farmers, from market gardeners to grain and oilseed growers, can work for sustainability, whether it be environmental, social, or economic.


Accommodations:
Motel 6 – 613-507-6666 – 1542 Robinson Court, Kingston
Ask for the National Farmers Union Conference rates, which are $75+HST. The block is available until March 4.

Days Inn – 613-546-3661 – 33 Benson Street, Kingston
Ask for the National Farmers Union Conference rates, which are $99+HST. The block is available until February 15.

Please book as soon as possible to insure availability.

There is limited billeting available with NFU-O members. Please contact, Sarah Bakker, General Manager, at 1-888-832-9638 or email office@nfuontario.ca for further details.