Region 6 (Saskatchewan) Convention 2018

Date: 
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 17:15 - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 15:30
Everyone is welcome to attend the annual National Farmers Union Region 6 (Saskatchewan) Convention on August 1 and 2 in Swift Current, SK. We are pleased to have the opportunity to begin our convention with a dinner and public event immediately following the AAFC Organic and Low-Input Agricultural Systems Field Day and Tradeshow
 
The Convention begins Wednesday, August 1st at Walker Place (2150 Walker Street, Swift Current) with registration at 5:15 PM. A catered supper at 6 PM will be followed by a presentation by Darrin Qualman – Farm Income, Climate and Carbon Taxes at 7:00 PM.
 
Convention continues on Thursday August 2nd at First United Church (223 – 3rd Avenue NE, Swift Current). Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the Call to Order at 9:00 and adjournment at 3:30.
 
Agenda:
  • Panel Discussion with young, beginning farmers with different kinds of farm operations; they will share their views on how they hope to achieve viability, the challenges they face and the nature of the support they will need to be successful
  • Veterinarian Ted Dupmeier, will speak on Glyphosate Residues in Feed
  • Update on Seed Regulatory Issues, End Point Royalties, and Seed Synergy
  • Committee reports, election of officers and resolutions
 
Registration fees:
August 1st (includes dinner followed by the public event) $20.00
August 2nd (Regional Convention meeting and program, includes lunch) $60.00
August 1st and 2nd (Full convention includes dinner and lunch) $80.00
Youth under 25 years (Full convention, both meals) - $40.00
 
Payment of registration fees will be at the door but we ask you pre-register by July 27 so we know the number of people attending for meal preparations. Please call or email Dixie Green at 306-773-6305 or 774-9039; d.green@sasktel.net to RSVP.
 
Accommodations are not available at the venue and not included in the registration fee. For your convenience, here is a list of nearby options:
  • A block of rooms has been set aside at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1301 North Service Road, Swift Current); double rooms are $115/night.  Call 1-306-773-8288 to reserve your room.
  • Motel 6(1185 5th Avenue NE); 306-778-6060
  • A limited number of billets are available – to arrange for a billet, call or email Dixie Green at 306-773-6305 or 774-9039; d.green@sasktel.net.
  • Camping is available at Trail Campground (701-11 Ave NW; 306-773-8088) or Ponderosa Campground (306-773-5000)
 
Resolutions on current policy issues may be presented to this Convention and those passed will be forwarded to National Convention. Please think of things you would like to bring forward to our regional convention for discussion!
 
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 our Saskatchewan Convention as it is a time of fellowship and learning with and from one another. Your participation and input are very important in our discussions and will provide continuing direction for our Region. We also encourage you to invite interested farmers and other neighbours to attend and observe the convention.
 
If you have any questions, please call Boyd Dyck at (306) 858-7789 or email farmerboyd@live.ca.
 
We look forward to seeing you in Swift Current on August 1 and 2 at our regional convention!