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  • Home | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    agenda here First and Last Name Farm or organization name Address City Province Postal Code Phone Email Would you like to receive our monthly E newsletter Yes Are you a current read more How to submit a resolution Posted by Director on Feb 15 2016 in News 0 comments As a democratic general farm organization that is run by farmers for farmers the NFU uses a system of resolutions as a mechanism for policy making within the organization Any member may submit a resolution in either English or French at least one week in advance of the AGM to have it read and voted upon at the AGM Of all voting members present a resolution requires a majority vote to be passed Article 35 NFU Constitution Bylaws If it is a resolution specific to the NFUNB it will be adopted If it is a resolution that read more Press Release Farmer s organization still waiting for government response after five months Posted by Director on Feb 4 2016 in News Press release 0 comments Fredericton Feb 4 2016 After meeting with Minister Horsman in October 2015 the National Farmers Union in NB is still awaiting a response regarding changes to farm vehicle registration in NB NB farmers pay the highest farm vehicle registration fees in the Maritimes PEI pays only 10 per vehicle per year and Nova Scotian farmers pay about 30 of what NB farmers have to pay for the same vehicle weight When all vehicle registration fees were increased by 7 in September 2015 both general farm organizations came read more National NFU Youth Retreat Apply by Friday Feb 5 Posted by Director on Jan 14 2016 in Events News 0 comments Apply by Friday February 5 Tentative Plan The Youth Retreat will be held near Edmonton at Rundle s Mission Thorsby AB Participants will need to arrive the afternoon evening of Sunday March 6 There will be three full days of youth retreat activities March 7 8 and 9 plus an option to stay for a visit to the Alberta legislature on Thursday March 10 So participants can either depart in the morning of March 10 or come to the legislature and depart the evening of March 10 or morning of March 11 Transportation to and from read more Kitchen Table Meetings Join us in your area Posted by Director on Jan 13 2016 in Events News 0 comments January 21 25 26 27 See our events calendar for more read more NB Farmers and Food Sovereignty Posted by Director on Dec 21 2015 in News 0 comments NB Farmers and Food Sovereignty By Rébeka Fraser Chiasson NFU NB board member and co owner of Ferme Terre Partagée in Rogersville NB Last month I was asked to address the participants of the New Brunswick Food Security Action Network s bi ennial conference Preparing for the keynote address and for an afternoon panel allowed me to reflect on food security and the role of farmers in the conversation

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  • About the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    revitalize agriculture in New Brunswick by strengthening family farms On local national and international levels the NFU advocates alternative structures and government policies that resist corporate control of food With farmers and consumers NFU works to encourage vibrant rural communities environmentally sustainable practices and the production of safe wholesome food The NFUNB continues to experience growth More and more farmers are realizing that part of the solution is a strong farm organization that is willing to speak up for farmers and not be shy about it The NFU has been on the forefront of speaking up for farmers on the farm income crisis the loss of young farmers poorly designed government programs that seldom benefit farmers local food initiatives payments for ecological goods and services and many other issues that are important to the future of farmers our families and our communities NFU members believe that the problems facing farmers are common problems and that farmers producing diverse products must work together to advance effective solutions The NFU works toward the development of economic and social policies that will maintain the family farm as the primary food producing unit in N B Receive the monthly NFUNB E news indicates required

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  • Who We Are | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    general farm organizations in the province Our members are farmers producing all commodities and operating farms of all sizes We also have associate members who are not farmers but who are passionate about sustaining the farming industry and supporting the advocacy work that we do Farm members can now easily join us when they renew their Farm Business Registration annually with the Government of New Brunswick The entire registration fee goes to support the general farm organization of your choice Make your voice heard and your dollars count by choosing the National Farmers Union in NB For more information on registering see our Become a Member page NFU Documentary This documentary was created to celebrate the 40 year anniversary of the National Farmers Union in Canada and is a really helpful way for members and future members to better understand the National Farmers Union s philosophy and work Meet long time NFUNB members Betty Brown and Barb Victor Somerville starting at 26 minutes 40 seconds Receive the monthly NFUNB E news indicates required Email Address First Name Last Name Email Format html text Events No Events News New Farmers of the Maritimes Fermenting the new farm culture Canadian family farms

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  • Board of Directors and Staff | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    things We ve been here since 2003 when we only had one child now there are 4 James Winston Elizabeth and Murray Youth President Vacant Open to NFU NB members under 35 years of age Candidates may apply and be appointed by the board after the Annual General Meeting If interested please contact Amanda info nfunb org Directors at large Barb Somerville Barb Somerville grew up in Saint John and attended university in Fredericton She served for several years as NFU NB secretary and more recently as a director Barb works with her husband Victor and youngest son John Eric on their small dairy farm near Juniper in western NB Juniper Carleton County NB 506 246 5583 Rébeka Frazer Chiasson Farmer at La Terre Partagée in Rogersville Feminist environmentalist and concerned about food sovereignty Graduate of St Thomas University La Ferme Terre Partagée Rogersville Northumberland County NB 506 626 0057 Will Pedersen I grew up in suburban Los Angeles and worked as a computer professional for 15 years before starting to work at my brother s organic farm in California in 2001 I immigrated to Canada in 2006 and met Alyson in 2007 We now grow everything from strawberries to popcorn on our 45 acres near Bouctouche and provide organic CSA baskets to 110 families as well as selling at the Dieppe Farmers Market and herding goats that kindly provide us with milk meat and cheese Windy Hill Farm McKees Mills Kent County NB 506 525 1128 Emily Shapiro Bio coming soon Becaguimec Farm Cloverdale Carleton County NB Barb Amos Bio coming soon Sainte Marie de Kent Kent County NB 506 955 9300 Paul Bundschuh I ndigo Woods is located in Springfield NB near Cambridge Narrows It is our second venture into farming after an experience in the 90s transitioning

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  • The Farmers of the NFU-NB | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    the Summer 2015 Edition of the NB Family Farmer Jean Pierre Gagnon calls himself an agricultural entrepreneur rather than a farmer He enjoys both connecting with his customers as well as growing La Ferme Springbrook Farm brand For him he s not just selling a pork chop he s selling a Gagnon pork chop or a Springbrook pork chop and for the past ten years his customers at the Dieppe farmers market have come to know and recognize the quality of the Springbrook name The land that read more Gérard Clara Hall The Farmers of the NFU NB Series Posted by Director on Jun 10 2015 in Featured Farmer News 0 comments Gérald and Clara were first featured in the Spring 2015 Edition of the NB Family Farmer Gérard and Clara Hall are both experienced wild blueberry producers They each own and operate their own farm businesses in Gloucester County Gérard s is called Bleuetière Nord Est Inc in Saint Isodore and was first incorporated in 1986 With over 1000 acres of land in wild blueberry production the company also offers services for establishing irrigating and harvesting other private fields They are beginning to experiment with some read more The Gagetown Fruit Farm The Farmers of the NFU NB Series Posted by Director on Mar 1 2015 in Featured Farmer News 0 comments Heather and Matthew were first featured in the 2015 Winter Edition of the NB Family Farmer The Gagetown Fruit Farm has been operated by Matthew Estabrooks and Heather Rhymes since 2008 They moved back from Ontario to revitalize the farm after Matthew s parents Greg and Mary Lou Estabrooks retired The farm has been in the family for 3 generations since the early 1970s Heather is a Red Seal Chef specializing in both culinary and pastry Matthew

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  • Events | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    like us to share here send the details to info nfunb org Notice some information from external sources is available only in the language in which it was provided Loading Receive the monthly NFUNB E news indicates required Email Address First Name Last Name Email Format html text Events No Events News New Farmers of the Maritimes Fermenting the new farm culture Canadian family farms in the twenty first century

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  • Priority Areas | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    and development of social and agricultural rural infrastructure Recognize and support women farmers Promote environmental sustainability 1 Sell More Product Locally to Meet Demand Research is the foundation of sound policy Currently there is a lack of data in NB about the quantity and value of food produced and sold in NB Estimates are that 95 of the NB food dollar is spent on imported food Sound market research will provide producers the opportunity to make informed more profitable business and growing decisions Goals a Increase understanding of consumer demand for products and varieties that are being produced in NB b Identify wholesale and retail opportunities for NB produced products including institutional contracts and large retail chains c Accelerate value added transformation d Enhance enterprise skills for new and current producers e Build technical capacity for growing food in N B soil and climate conditions 2 Support the Maintenance and Development of Social and Agricultural Rural Infrastructure Farms are a vital part of rural New Brunswick and they contribute to thriving rural communities Advocating to maintain eroding public funding for rural infrastructure will make it possible to retain and attract families to rural areas Goals a Increase access to rural services agricultural support and other rural infrastructure leading to improved social educational cultural and economic outcomes b Co create land use and access to land policies with government and other invested stakeholders c Develop agriculture education policy for high schools to encourage and support new and younger farmers d Accelerate the growth of meaningful rural employment opportunities in the agriculture and agriculture support sectors e Introduce group health care coverage with an NFU group health plan for farm families and their employees 3 Recognize and Support Women Farmers Family farms are owned and run by families Women s roles on

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  • Become a Member | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    the voices of farm women are clearly heard our constitution provides for women s positions at every level Learn more about the NFU Women Our organization also has a very active Youth Membership The NFU Youth is a network of young Canadians committed to building a food system that is economically viable for family farms socially just and locally focused The NFU Youth consists not only of young farmers but also their urban counterparts who are concerned with the future of food and agriculture in Canada and around the world Meet NFU NB members through our Farmers of the NFU NB Series Join the NFU NB today to receive these member benefits The Union Farmer quarterly magazine an important source of information and analysis of food and farm issues with a national scope The NFU NB s bilingual NB Family Farmer quarterly newsletter The NFU NB s monthly electronic newsletter An NFU membership card Invitations to NFU activities and meetings regionally provincially and including the annual National Convention Discount at Mark s Work Wearhouse discount card provided Access to discounted farm tax preparation Voting privileges for Board of Director elections and policy resolutions at the annual meeting Group health benefits if you are an NFU NB member and would like information on our new plan contact Amanda 506 260 0087 And we re working on more Stay tuned for details Join now Farm Business Registration farm members only The National Farmers Union is an accredited general farm organization in New Brunswick The Farm Business Registration year is from November 1 October 31 It can be completed online here Click here to download the forms to register by mail or at Service NB Fees are on a sliding scale from 150 500 based on gross farm income Click here to read

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