Region 5 Manitoba Regional Convention 2016

Date: 
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:00 - 17:30
 
 
You are invited to the Region 5 Annual Convention which will be held Saturday, July 9th 2016 at the Riverbank Discovery Centre, 545 Conservation Dr, Brandon, Manitoba with the theme: Farming for the Public Good.
 
The Convention will commence at 10:00 A.M. and adjourn at 5:30 P.M.  The registration fee is $35 for non-members & $25 for members and youth under 26. 
 
Lunch will be provided and there will be a potluck barbecue after the convention.  Please bring meat to barbecue, veggies, entrĂ©e, refreshments, cutlery and lawn chairs.
 
Please RSVP to mb@nfu.caor call Ian Robson at (204) 858-2479by July 1, 2016 so we know how much food to prepare for the noon lunch.  Further information can also be found at www.nfu-mb.ca.
 
Program Highlights
 
Presentations:
  •  Food Systems, Farmers and Climate Change – Darrin Qualman, Researcher
  •  Impacts of Public Plant Breeding – Speaker to be confirmed
  •  Hon Ralph Eichler, Minister of Agriculture, Food & Rural Initiatives - Invited
  •  Region 5 Reports
 
Discussions:
  • The NFU and You: Linking policy work with running our farms– a discussion of the practical benefits of NFU membership and the value of including farmers’ knowledge in the public policy process.  This will be led by an address from NFU President Jan Slomp, with Q & A
  • Keeping the public informed 
 
Elections:
  • Two National Board members; Women’s Advisory Committee representative; Youth Advisory member representative; and International Program Committee representative
  • Nomination for the NFU Grassroots Member Award – Recognition of significant contribution to building the NFU
  • Opening for members to be part of a Region 5 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.

 
If you require further information, call Ian Robson at (204) 858-2479 or Dean Harder, at (204) 797-6388; or e-mail:  mb@nfu.caor see our National Farmers Union web info at: www.nfu.ca.
 
We look forward to seeing you on July 9th