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Region 5 2023 Convention

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March 17, 2023

The NFU Region 5 (Manitoba) Annual Convention will be held Tuesday, Friday, March 17th in-person at Little Britain United Church Hall. This year’s convention theme is Farming for the Next Generation.

Lunch served and supper potluck! Collaboration with Young Agrarians for evening dance and live music.


9:30 AM  Registration Opens

10:00 AM call to order

  • Introductions of members present
  • 30 seconds silence recognize past members contribution to grow NFU
  • Call to nominate Chairperson and Secretary for the meeting
  • Minutes of July, 2022 NFU Manitoba Convention
  • Manitoba NFU Report–Ian Robson , Women’s Advisory Report, Youth Report, IPC Report, BIPOC Report, Q & A discussion on MB NFU upcoming issues.
  • Choice of Farm Voice – Manitoba Stabilized Funding – Brief History & Discussion

11:00 AM  NFU President Jenn Pfenning  by Zoom — Q and A on issues and actions.

11:30 AM – Seeds – What are we fighting for? – Cathy Holtslander

12:10-1:10 PM – LUNCH  – Sponsored by Tall Grass Prairie Bakery; coffee service sponsored by Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation

1:10 PM  – Local Wool – A greaaat option  – Anna Hunter

1:30 PM   – Agriculture Crown Land Leasing – Updates and how we put young farmers back on the land. – Dakota Sorensen & Fred Tait

2:15 PM – Come to the Table – NFU Women taking collective action – Marianne Cerelli

2:45 PM – Break

3:00 PM – NFU Youth – Who will feed us? – A presentation on how young farmers have been making it work.  Also, exploring farm land access options.

3:45 PM – Young Agrarians Presentation – Sara Yagelniski

4:15 PM – Manitoba NFU Director Elections— 2 Director positions 1 year for National Board;  1 Women’s Advisory Board;  1 Youth Advisory Board;  1 International Program Committee;  1 BIPOC Rep;   NFU Leadership Team – Add Members-at-large

Nominate Manitoba GrassRoots Award 2023 NFU member
4:40 PM – Resolutions from Manitoba members debate, discussion and vote

5:15 PM – Adjourn

5:30 PM – Young Manitoba Farmer Presentations

6 PM – Supper – Donation by Missy Tiny’s Jamacian Food Truck

7 PM – Dance & Mixer

For more information, please contact: Ian Robson 204-858-2479 (home) or 431-541-2439 (cell).

Registration at 9am. Start time at 10am. Agenda to follow.


March 17, 2023
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Region 5