Union Farmer Quarterly: Winter 2020
Winter 2020
In this issue: Messages from the Editorial Advisory Committee, President Katie Ward, Youth President Stuart Oke; Regional Coordinators Articles: Introducing Mara Shaw, NFU Executive Director. On the Frontline of the Climate Emergency and in Creating a New Future – The 50th Convention also saw the release of the NFU’s provocative and thought-provoking discussion paper and Read more
Manitoba Legislature Recognizes NFU’s 50th Anniversary
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 Read more
Katie Ward returned as NFU President
NFU National Election Results 2019
(Saskatoon, December 3, 2019) – Katie Ward was re-elected by acclamation as President of the National Farmers Union at the 50th Annual National Convention held in Winnipeg, November 24 to 27, 2019. Results of the national officers elections are as follows: Katie Ward of Woodlawn, ON, acclaimed as President Coral Sproule of Perth, ON, acclaimed as Read more
Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2019
In this issue: Messages from the Editorial Advisory Committee, President Katie Ward, Youth President Stuart Oke; Regional Coordinators It’s a blast from the past! In celebration of the NFU’s 50th Anniversary, we are profiling some of the folks who have held national elected positions over the years, including Ann Slater, NFU Vice President (Policy), 2013 Read more
Katie Ward elected NFU President at 49th Annual Convention
NFU National Election Results 2018
(Saskatoon, November 26, 2018) – Katie Ward was elected President of the National Farmers Union at the 49th Annual National Convention held in Saskatoon, November 22 to 24, 2018. Results of the national officers elections are as follows: Katie Ward of Woodlawn, ON, elected President Toby Malloy of Nanton, AB, acclaimed as Women’s President Stuart Read more
Union Farmer Quarterly: Winter 2017-18
Contents: Message from the Editorial Advisory Committee Message from the President Message from the Women’s President Message from the Youth Outsiders, Influence Elites and Corrosion of Democracy – Convention Keynote Presentation by Janine WedelCelebrating Marcella Pedersen – Global Citizen! Renewing Our Relationship to the Land – Convention panel with Danielle Boissoneau, Sally Miller and Christopher Read more
Coral Sproule elected President at 48th Annual NFU Convention
Coral Sproule was elected President of the National Farmers Union at the 48th Annual National Convention held in Ottawa, November 23 to 25, 2017. Read on to see the results of the national officers elections. Read more
Jan Slomp re-elected President at 47th Annual NFU Convention
Jan Slomp was re-elected President of the National Farmers Union at the 47th Annual National Convention held in Saskatoon November 24 to 26, 2016. Read more
Jan Slomp acclaimed as NFU President at 46th National Convention
<span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span(November 28, 2015) - </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanJan Slomp was returned as President of the National Farmers Union (NFU), elected by acclamation at its 46th annual National Convention held in London, Ontario, November 26 to 28, 2015. Also acclaimed were: - Hilary Moore (Ontario) as NFU 1st Vice-President (Policy). - Coral Sproule (Ontario) as NFU Women’s President. - Toby Malloy (Alberta) as NFU Women’s Vice-President. Read more
National Farmers Union 46th Annual Convention – Soil: Our Common Ground
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span(November 25, 2015)</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span - Members of the National Farmers Union from all across Canada are meeting in London, Ontario, November 26 to 28 for the 46th Annual National Convention. This year, the theme is <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanSoil: Our Common Ground.</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span "As world leaders gather in Paris to discuss climate change, we as farmers are gathering to consider our role, and ways we can make a difference to global warming," said Jan Slomp, NFU President. "We see ourselves not as just producers of commodities - we are also stewards of biological processes that require us to do more than just maximize output. Carbon in the soil is money in the bank. We need to set up the next generation for success by adopting practices that work with biological systems to move carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and into the soil." Read more