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
A letter written by NFU member Fred Tait—Rossendale, MB. Our federal government has been promoting a plan to plant millions of trees for the purpose of combatting climate change. The plan would have some merit if the governments of Canada and Manitoba were to discontinue the practice of utilizing our income tax system to subsidize
Media Release
Brandon, MB—Manitoba cattle farmers are facing higher costs and may soon see falling prices.  Farmers may be on the eve of a severe cost-price squeeze. The NFU today sent a letter to the Manitoba Minister of Agriculture detailing the problem and outlining some solutions. The drought is driving up feed grain and hay prices and
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

Region 5 Elected Representatives

Board Members
Anastasia Fyk

Anastasia Fyk

Regional Coordinator
  •  Ethelbert, MB
Ian Robson

Ian Robson

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

Karen Klassen

  •  Manitou, MB
Youth Advisory Committee representative
International Program Committee representative
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