Welcome to the National Farmers Union – Manitoba (Region 5) website.
We’re excited for the new work going on in Manitoba by the National Farmer Union and its members. We encourage both farmer members and individuals concerned about farm issues to join the NFU. As a grassroots organization we are defined by the abilities of our membership. In order to create positive change, it takes a village.
Speak up. Your Choice of Voice Matters.
On Friday, Feb 24th, 2017 the Provincial Ag Department released a survey asking for basic input on The Agricultural Producers’ Organization Funding Act with no mention of the National Farmers Union – Region 5 (Manitoba), or the ability for general farm organizations other than KAP to be allowed stable funding. The survey ends March 9th!!! That’s only 2 weeks. Needless to say, we aren’t impressed. There are several things you can to do be heard including signing the petition.
It’s time for a Choice of Voice in Manitoba.
NFU – Manitoba (Region 5) Convention & AGM
Join us for annual Manitoba Convention on Thursday, March 30th at the Canad Inns, in Portage la Prairie.
Theme: Why your Choice of Voice Matters
Presentations & Discussions:
- Why your Choice of Farm Voice Matters – Presentation by NFU-Manitoba Members.
- Changing Relationships between Wetlands & Farmland – Dr. Gordon Goldsborough, U of M
- Keeping new farmers farming – What new farmers need to be successful – NFU Youth
- How to help all farmers reduce their GHG impact. Research Update. – Darrin Qualman
- Reports from NFU – Region 5 Representatives
- Where can the NFU help farm families the most? – a discussion on key items the NFU has worked on in recent years and where it should focus it’s energy in the future. – President Jan Slomp, with Q & A.