The National Farmers Union is organized regionally. Each Region holds an annual convention where regional officers are elected and resolutions brought forward by members of the region are debated. Resolutions that are passed at the regional level are then debated and voted on at the annual National Convention. One board member from each region serves as the Regional Coordinator. Region 5 comprises the province of Manitoba.

Please learn more about the Region 5 convention in the Convention Call Letter. Join 2020’s convention by registering using this registration form. Fill it out and email it to nfu@nfu.ca. We’ll send you the instructions on how to join the online meeting.

The convention will be publicly livestreamed at our YouTube channel and available afterwards to watch. We hope you can join!

 

Region 5 Updates

Opinion
The National Farmers Union in Manitoba views the 2021 provincial budget as detrimental to farmers and its own citizens. The massive tax breaks to farmland may seem like an initial win to established farmers, but the long term results will proliferate a pattern that will be costly to the next generation of all farmers and rural communities. Agriculture received a mere 2% budget increase, which can be seen in the attempt to consolidate the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation delivery model and use digital technology as a replacement for local service, which moves crucial MASC further from Manitoba farmers.
News
The National Farmers Union continues to be a part of efforts to help farmers who work on smaller scale land bases to be able to access affordable crop insurance programs. The NFU in Manitoba (Region 5) has been advocating on this issue for many years and may be on the verge of helping with changes
Media Release
WINNIPEG, MB – The National Farmers Union (NFU) in Manitoba is deeply concerned about drastic cuts to public agriculture services in Manitoba announced on January 6, 2021. The Manitoba Government will close 21 rural offices occupied by Manitoba Agriculture Services Corporation and Rural Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, leaving only 10 rural offices standing. “These
Media Release
Learn and discuss the climate crisis, food & farming in Manitoba at this workshop on November 19, 2020.  Great speakers with evidence-based content to challenge your thinking and motivate action.  The NFU is pleased to be connecting with our many great partners in Manitoba:  CCPA, MB Climate Action Team, MB Eco-Network, and the Winnipeg Food
Opinion
August 1st 2020 marks the 8th anniversary of one of the great economic tragedies in Canadian history. This was the day the wrecking ball swung by then Prime Minister Stephen Harper and former Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz finally destroyed one of the most important institutions working for economic justice for farmers - the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). In a malicious act driven by wrong-headed doctrine, they chose to eliminate the CWB through the Orwellian-titled Marketing Freedom for Farmers Act.
Media Release
Farmers for an Ecological and Just Post-COVID Recovery is the theme this year's Manitoba Regional Convention, being held online July 22 and 29. Join on your computer or by phone. We hope you can join us to continue working for fair conditions for farmers, their families and our society.

Region 5 Elected Representatives

Board Members
Ian Robson

Ian Robson

Regional Coordinator
  •  Deleau, MB
Anastasia Fyk

Anastasia Fyk

  •  Ethelbert, MB
Women’s Advisory Committee representative
Karen Klassen

Karen Klassen

  •  Manitou, MB
Youth Advisory Committee representative
Justin Levesque

Justin Levesque

  •  Winnipeg, MB
International Program Committee representative
Murray Jowett

Murray Jowett

  •  Winnipeg, MB
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