POSTPONED – NFU Region 5 (Manitoba) Annual Convention
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April 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm CST
POSTPONED due to the COVID 19 pandemic. New date TBA
Everyone is invited to the NFU Region 5 Annual Convention which will be held at Little Britain United Church Hall, Lockport, 5879 Highway 9 (Directions: while traveling north of Winnipeg on #9 HWY turn east at 5879, and it is right next to the Red River – click here for a map)
Our theme is Challenges to our Farm Community.
Registration fees: $35 for non-members; $25 for members; $15 for youth under 26 . Lunch buffet soup and sandwich is included with registration. PLEASE RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
NFU REGION 5 CONVENTION PROGRAM
9:00 AM – Registration
10:00 AM – Start Time – Updates from Elected Officials
12:30 PM – Lunch (Included with registration)
1:30 PM – Afternoon Session
5:30 PM – Meeting Adjournment
6:00 PM – Socializing at a local restaurant TBA
Presentations and Speakers:
NFU Manitoba Update – Ian Robson
Tackling the Farm Crisis and Climate Crisis Document Discussion – NFU President Katie Ward (via Skype)
What does Canadian Grain Commission ‘modernization’ really mean? – Doug Chorney, CGC Commissioner
Understanding the need for Small Scale Farm Insurance – Justin Girard – Direct Farms MB & MB Fruit Growers
The Challenge to Local Cheese Processing in Manitoba – Dustin Peltier – Loaf and Honey
Bring your Own Topic – Don’t see a topic you’d like to discuss related to our theme? This year we’re giving members up to 15 minutes each to discuss a key topic of their choice. 3 TOPIC LIMIT: Based on best topics submitted to email@example.com by March 31.
Elections for 2 National Board members for Region 5, 1 Women’s Advisory Committee member, 1 Youth Advisory Committee member; and 1 International Program Committee representative. Nomination for the NFU Grassroots Member Award (Member Recognition of significant contribution to building the NFU).
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 to be held in Saskatoon, SK, November 26 to 28, 2020.
For further information, call Ian Robson at (204) 858-2479 or Dean Harder (204) 797-6388; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you on April 4th!