New Farmers Need New Government
There isn’t much talk about agriculture and the farm succession crisis this election. The political calculation seems to be that agriculture is a rural issue and rural issues don’t matter because they don’t swing votes. The assumption being that urban voters, who make up the majority, don’t understand or don’t care much about agriculture. Read more
Annonce des récipiendaires des bourses d’études de l’Union nationale des fermiers au N.-B.
L'Union nationale des fermiers au NB est heureuse de formellement annoncer les récipiendaires de la Bourse d'études 2015 de l'UNF-NB et de la Bourse d'études commémorative David Frost remises à des diplômés des écoles secondaires du Nouveau-Brunswick qui poursuivent une éducation en agriculture ou dans un sujet connexe. Read more
National Farmers Union in NB Scholarship Recipients Announced
The National Farmers Union in NB is pleased to formally announce the winners of the 2015 NFU-NB Scholarship and David Frost Memorial Scholarship, awarded to NB high school graduates pursuing an education in agriculture or a related field. Chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee, Harold Culberson, of Waterville, Carleton County, made the announcement at the National Farmers Union Region 1 Annual Convention on August 11, 2015. Jacob Tjibbe van Roeden of Gordonsville is the recipient of the $1000 NFU-NB Scholarship for the daughter or son of an NFU-NB member entering a degree program. Read more
Support needed for new young farmers
(Wednesday, May 27, 2015) - The average age of farmers in NB according to the 2011 Census of Agriculture is 55.5 years. The total number of farms in NB dropped nearly 6% between 2006 and 2011. In a province where nearly all of the food consumed in the province is imported, supporting the next generation of farmers is essential for food security and the economic stability of our province, according to the National Farmers Union in NB. Read more
Il faut appuyer nos nouveaux jeunes fermiers
(le 27 mai, 2015) - L'âge moyen des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick, selon le recensement de l'agriculture en 2011, est de 55,5 ans. Le nombre total de fermes dans la province a chuté de près de 6 % entre 2006 et 2011. Dans une province où presque toute la nourriture consommée est importée, il est essentiel d'appuyer la prochaine génération de fermiers pour assurer la sécurité alimentaire et la stabilité économique de notre province, selon l’Union nationale des fermiers au N.-B. Read more
Farmer Profile: Prairie Gold Pastured Meats, Alberta
A profile of farmer and NFU member Blake Hall, from Prairie Gold Pastured Meats, Alberta. Read more
The CAPÉ: Cooperating for Local and Ecological Agriculture in Québec
The big barn-style building was jam-packed with about a hundred farmers, most of them in their early thirties or younger, absorbed in an in-depth workshop on greenhouse production of tomatoes and cucumbers. Read more
Kemptville College Should Continue Operating, says NFU-O
(March 17, 2014, DENFIELD) – The NFU-O decries the proposed closing of Kemptville Campus by the University of Guelph. The college has provided generations of eastern Ontario residents with a solid education in agriculture. Without Kemptville College it will be much more difficult for many young residents of the region to acquire the knowledge and skills they require to excel at the challenging business of farming. The NFU-O strongly encourages the University of Guelph, the Province of Ontario and other stakeholders to immediately revisit this decision and find a means to keep the college open and vibrant. Read more