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
Manitoba National Farmers Union Convention set for July 11, 2015
(June 17, 2015) PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE – National Farmers Union (NFU) Region 5 (Manitoba) will host a discussion with farmers who direct market and producers involved in Supply Management at their 2015 Convention on July 11 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. The theme of this year's convention is "Connecting our Farms". "We're inviting a variety of stakeholders to put their heads together and come up with solutions to move agriculture forward," said Ian Robson, Manitoba NFU Coordinator. "Supply Management has kept families on the farm for over four decades. At the same time there has been positive growth in the local food movement, which has created more interest and opportunities for direct to market farms. Discussing how these farm types fit together in the bigger picture of the farm movement is vital at this time. Read more
NFU 45th National Convention elects Jan Slomp by acclamation
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanNovember 29, 2014, Saskatoon</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span, SK -</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span Jan Slomp of Rimby, Alberta was returned as President of the National Farmers Union (NFU), elected by acclamation at its 45th annual National Convention held in Saskatoon, November 27 to 29, 2014. Also elected by acclamation were: - Ann Slater of St Marys, Ontario as NFU 1st Vice-President (Policy). - Glenn Tait of Meota, Saskatchewan as NFU 2nd Vice-President (Operations). - Coral Sproule of Perth, Ontario as NFU Women’s President. - Kathleen Charpentier of Castor, Albert as NFU Women& Read more
NFU to hold Regional Convention (NB, NS and PE) August 6, 2013
Members of the National Farmers Union (NFU) from across Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick will meet in Cornwall, PEI on August 6th, 2013. The NFU regional convention will be held at The Dutch Inn commencing at 9:30 A.M. Read more