Region 6 (Saskatchewan) Annual Convention 2016

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 16:00 - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 16:30


You are invited to attend the Region 6 Annual Convention which will be held Wednesday, June 29 andThursday, June 30, 2016 at St Therese Institute, Bruno, Saskatchewan (650 Ursuline Avenue). The Convention commences with registration on Wednesday, June 29 at 4:00 P.M. followed by supper, guest speakers, and a social gathering. Thursday, June 30 begins with breakfast at 8:00 AM. The Call to Order will be at 9:00 A.M. Adjournment will be at 4:30 P.M.
Registration fees are:
$125.00 Full convention rate (includes one overnight stay at St. Therese, all meals and all snacks)
$ 90.00 Commuter rate (includes all meals and all snacks)
$ 75.00 Youth rate (includes one overnight stay, all meals and all snacks)
Note: Camping is available at Bruno Recreation Park, 6 km N of Hwy 5; $15/night; contact them at 306-369-2514. OR Humboldt Historical Park and Campground, Hwy 5 East – 201 8th Ave. E; $30 electrical/$23 or non-electrical per night, contact 306-682-0094.
To book your accommodations at St. Therese Institute, contact the NFU Office at (306) 652-9465 by June 20th or sooner.  If you do not require accommodations, you are asked to still call our office as we need to know the number of people attending for meal preparations. Also, let us know if you have specific dietary requirements.
The  speakers presenting at this year’s convention include:
  • Jan Slomp, NFU President
  • Dr. Christy Morrisey, U of S Dept of Biology and School of Environment and Sustainability: The fate of neonicotinoid insecticides in wetlands with implications for aquatic insects and birds in prairie agricultural ecosystems
  • Lisa Mumm, farmer-owner, Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds: GM alfalfa: update and impact on SK farmers
  • Terry Boehm, NFU Seed and Trade Committee: The TPP; Canada Transportation Act Review
  • Ian McCreary, Community Pasture Patrons Association of Saskatchewan: The PFRA Pasture Situation
  • Bill Gehl, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission: Update from SWDC
  • Dr. Emily Eaton, U of R Dept. of Geography: Environmental, economic, and social impacts of the oil  extraction industry on rural Saskatchewan
Resolutions on current policy issues may be presented to this Convention and those passed will be forwarded to National Convention.
Elections for three National Board members, a Women’s Advisory Committee member, a Youth Advisory member, and an International Program Committee member will also be held, as well as nominations for the Grassroots Member Award.
We encourage all members to attend this important event. Your participation and input are very important in our discussions that will provide direction for our Region. We also encourage you to invite interested farmers and your neighbours to attend and observe the convention.
If you require further information, call Ed Sagan at (306) 728-3760 or (306) 728-9050.
We look forward to seeing you on June 29th & 30th at our regional convention!