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Farming – Carrying the Tradition Forward: Region 5 (MB) 2024 Annual Convention (Strathclair, MB)

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March 14 @ 10:30 am - 7:15 pm CDT

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Don’t miss the Region 5 (Manitoba) Annual Convention on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at Strathclair Municipal Hall, 120 Minnedosa St., Strathclair, MB, with the theme:  Farming – Carrying the Tradition Forward

This year we will have a pre-convention farm tour hosted by Zack Koscielny at Green Beach Farm located at 126100 Rd 92 N (located 3 miles south of Strathclair on PR 354, then ½ mile east on Gamy Road (92N), yard is on the south side of road).  The official convention will commence at 11:45 AM. 

The convention registration fee is $30 to cover lunch and supper.  

Update: Anyone coming for just supper and the screenings can pay via donation.

➡️ Please RSVP to ilrobson1@xplornet.ca


AGENDA  

(speakers subject to change)

10:30 – 11:40 am: Farm Tour & Discussion, Green Beach Farm

11:45 am: Lunch & Registration 

12:45 pm: Introductions, Electing Chair, Prior Minutes, Greeting’s from Ag Minister’s Office

1:00 pm: NFU-Manitoba Update 

2:00 pm: NFU National Update

2:30 pm: Break 

2:45 pm: Holistic Management – Dana Penrice

3:30 pm: Policy Making Perspectives 

4:15 pm: Elections 

4:30 pm: Resolutions 

5:30pm: Supper

6:30 pm: Depth of Field Film Screening

7:15 pm: Speakers and Discussion  

Schedule is subject to change. Check this page for agenda updates

 

Presentation & Discussion Topics Include: 

  • Choice of Voice in Manitoba for General Farm Organization Representation
  • Canadian Grain Commission
  • Manitoba Crown Lands Act
  • Federal Sustainable Agriculture Strategy
  • Climate Change – Challenging Perspectives
  • Farm Issues in Manitoba

 

Elections: 

Two National Board members for Region 5; a Women’s Advisory Committee member; a Youth Advisory Committee member; a BIPOC rep, an International Program Committee representative and Members-at-Large to participate on our regional leadership team.

Nomination for the NFU Grassroots Member Award – Member Recognition of significant contribution to building the NFU.

 

Resolutions:

Please bring your written resolution(s) about the farming issues you identify for needed debate and action decision.  Resolutions on current policy issues may be presented to this Convention and, if they are passed, they will be forwarded to National Convention in November

If you require further information, call me (Ian) at (204) 858-2479 or Dean Harder (204) 797-6388; or see our National Farmers Union web info at:  www.mb.nfu.ca

We look forward to seeing you on March 14th!   

In Union,

Ian Robson

Region 5 (Manitoba) Coordinator


Requests to Manitoba NFU Members

 

  • ATTENDWe encourage all members to attend this Regional Convention on March 14, 2024.  Your participation and input is very important in discussions which will provide direction for our Regional and National voice.
  • INVITEWe encourage you to invite interested farmers and friends to take part in the convention. Please ask 2 of your neighbours to come out.  Our evening will be a lot of fun with our Depth of Field film screening and discussion.
  • E-MAILS It seems that we may not have all your e-mails. If you aren’t getting regular info via e-mail, please send us your e-mail info to ilrobson1@xplornet.ca because we want to keep you informed more regularly.
  • DONATEThe NFU in Manitoba needs your support! We’ve had some great presence at events like Ag Days this year. Donations can help us continue to have a booth.  Just write in the memo “Member Development – Manitoba” in a cheque to the: NFU, 2717 Wentz Avenue, Saskatoon SK, S7K 4B6
  • VOLUNTEER If you are able to donate more of your time to the NFU or take on a role, it really does make a difference. More hands make for less work. 

OTHER EVENTS – DEPTH OF FIELD FILM SCREENING:

March 10th, 2023 @ 2:30PM – Depth of Field Film Screening at Ploughshares Community Farm near Beasejour, Manitoba, located at 44146 Mile 69 N (three miles south of the Beausejour Tim Horton’s on Hwy 302, then 3 miles east on Mile 69 N.  Bring your family as we watch some NFU Depth of Field Films and connect with like-minded farmers. Click here to learn more.

Depth of Field: Films About Farming

Depth of Field is a series of short documentaries produced and presented by the National Farmers Union and March Forth Creative. The films showcase Canadian farmers and farm workers, and their sustainable farming practices on and off the land. Rotational grazing, seed saving, building healthy soils, and working for social justice– different farmers highlight their own priorities and, together, these films tell the story of farming practices that would create the food system we all want.