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
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.
Media Release
On Nov. 27, 2019, one day after our 50th Anniversary Convention in Winnipeg, the NDP Agriculture Critic, MLA Daljeet Brar gave recognition to the National Farmers Union’s commemoration. All members of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly (MLA’s) stood and applauded our accomplishment while NFU members stood with a left fist raised in solidarity to our past
Letters
Over the past several months, Agriculture Canada and the grain companies, in concert with the current senior staff of the CGC, have been re-writing the Canada Grain Act, mostly behind closed doors . Grain company foxes are advising on how to guard the producers’ hen house.
Media Release
The GROW Program is a good first step that will help farmers invest in environmental solutions. The NFU in Manitoba is looking forward to participating in the consultations that will develop the details of this program and create a base for expanding and deepening the on-farm environmental enhancement efforts we will need to make a substantial impact.
Letters
The Growing Outcomes in Watersheds (GROW) Program is a step in the right direction to help Manitoba farmers become a bigger part of the climate solution

Region 5 Elected Representatives

Board Members
Ian Robson

Ian Robson

Regional Coordinator
Women’s Advisory Committee representative
Anastasia Fyk

Anastasia Fyk

Youth Advisory Committee representative
Justin Levesque

Justin Levesque

International Program Committee representative
Murray Jowett

Murray Jowett