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  • NFU Women | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    s wife that I realized I and many other women have an obligation to start owning the title farmer Not farm women or women in agriculture Farmer Full stop Until we do negotiating our place in the farming community will continue to be difficult READ MORE Who are the NFU Women The National Farmers Union is a progressive family farm organization concerned about all aspects of life on farms and all members of farm families Women are active and equal participants in the National Farmers Union supporting each other organizing formulating and articulating policy and serving as elected officers To ensure that the voices of farm women are clearly heard our constitution provides for women s positions at every level of the organization Women serve on National Farmers Union committees dealing with issues ranging from farm economics and safety to rural childcare and community concerns to national and international agriculture issues Women are making valuable contributions throughout the organization by participating effectively in policy decisions education and organizing Barb Somerville Edith Ling In New Brunswick In New Brunswick the NFU NB has a Women s President who brings awareness to farm issues that particularly affect women farmers and women in farm families In 2014 two of the NFU NB s female board members Emily Shapiro Women s President and Rébeka Fraser Chiasson were named Young Leaders by 21inc Read the full press release here At the 2014 National NFU Convention long time Board member farmer and women s activist Betty Brown was recognized for her hard work and dedication by receiving the 2014 Grassroots Award for Region 1 Read the full press release here Join the NFU to become involved to be more involved in supporting and advancing women farmers International Activist Dr Vandana Shiva sums up the vital importance

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  • NFU Youth | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    their own unique political analysis educational opportunities and partnerships with other organizations that share similar objectives including the Young Agrarians the National New Farmer Coalition and the Union Paysanne Our programming works to support and encourage new and potential farmers across Canada in order to build a better future for Canadian farm families The NFU Youth also organize and participate in activities with the youth of La Via Campesina a world wide social movement that unites farm organizations from around the globe The NFU Youth President is Alex Fletcher B C The Youth Vice President is Ayla Fenton Ontario The Region 1 Maritimes Youth Director is Michelle Fyfe PEI The Region 1 District 2 NB Youth President position is vacant Contact Amanda 506 260 0087 if you would like more information Who can join Any youth including non farm youth 14 to 29 years of age can become a member Any farm youth ages 14 through 21 is automatically a member under her or his family s membership Farm youth from ages 18 through 25 can buy a yearly youth membership for 98 while farm youth from 26 to 29 are required to buy a full membership Non farm youth

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  • Frequently Asked Questions | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    your concerns to government decision makers advocating on your behalf and working proactively to improve programs and policies at the provincial and federal level How do I get my voice heard on an issue The National Farmers Union is a grass roots organization and our policies reflect the concerns our members bring to the table Farmers who join the NFU NB can attend any of the regular regional meetings to raise issues of concern Once a year generally in the winter we have our Annual General Meeting where we pass resolutions that set our policy concerns for the year You can also contact any of the members of our board of directors Or you can be in touch with the NFU NB office directly at any time with questions or concerns How do I become more actively involved in the NFU NB We are always looking for new interested farmers to become members on the board of directors or to work on various campaigns Give us a call drop us a line at the office or contact any of our current board members For a list of our current board members click here How do I find out more about the health benefits available to members The NFU NB put a call out to current members in September 2015 to gauge interest in a group health plan For this plan to go forward 60 of members must confirm interest by September 30th The plan could offer coverage to all NFU NB farm members their immediate family and any employees who work a minimum of 20 hours a week for at least 9 months of the year benefit coverage must be maintained year round If you did not receive this letter in the mail please contact Amanda 506 260 0087 for

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  • Communications | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    the public through various means Our website www nfunb org Our Facebook Page www facebook com NFUinNB Press Releases Press Releases by the NFUNB Press Releases by the NFU national office In the media Click to see recent newspaper articles TV or radio interviews involving the NFUNB Monthly E Newsletters Sign up on the right of this screen to get them directly to your inbox Click here to read previous editions The NB Family Farmer Quarterly Newsletter Join us as a farm member or an associate member to receive your copy right to your door Click here to read previous editions The Union Farmer Quarterly A newsletter prepared by our national office mailed directly to all farm and associate members country wide Click here for past editions The Union Farmer Monthly A brief occasional newsletter for urgent issues between quarterly editions Read previous editions here 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 study looking for interviewees 2016 AGM Registration How to submit a resolution Press Release Farmer

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  • Press Releases | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    apathy regarding these issues World Food Day serves as a reminder of our international commitment to work toward world wide food security and social justice for read more 2015 Scholarship Recipients Announced Posted by Director on Aug 24 2015 in News Press release 0 comments 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 We wish you both good luck in your studies Jacob Tjibbe van Roeden is the recipient of the 1000 read more Press Release Support needed for new young farmers Posted by Director on May 27 2015 in News Press release 0 comments Press Release For Immediate Release Wednesday May 27 2015 Support needed for new young farmers 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 read more Press Release Will the NB Government uphold campaign promise for local food strategy Posted by Director on Apr 28 2015 in Events News Press release 0 comments Press Release For immediate release Monday April 27 2015 Will the NB Government uphold campaign promise for local food strategy The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is calling on the Gallant government to uphold their campaign promise for Developing a local food and beverages strategy to assist local growers and producers in developing their products and getting them to market by passing Bill 11 Local Food read more International Day of Peasant Struggle commemorated with statement against UPOV 91 Posted by Director on Apr 20 2015 in Issues News Press release 0 comments April 17 2015 The National Farmers Union NFU and the Union Paysanne UP are marking April 17 2015 the International Day of Peasant Struggle by joining with other Canadian organizations in denouncing the recent passing of Bill C 18 the Agricultural Growth Act and calling on the Government of Canada to reverse recent changes to the Plant Breeders Rights Act that put Canada under the UPOV 91 regime The groups urge the federal parties to commit to rebuilding Canada s public plant breeding capacity and developing a seed read more NFU NB 2015 Scholarships now accepting applications Posted by Director on Mar 19 2015 in News Press release 0 comments Public Service Announcement For Immediate Release March 19 2015 Two Scholarships Available for Studies Related to Agriculture It s time to apply The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is now accepting applications from high school graduates from NB farm families for two scholarships for studies related to

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  • In the news | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    to remember after jump in prices December 23 2014 The Victoria Star A champion for women in farming recognized for her work December 20 2014 Téléjournal Acadie Interview with Jean Eudes Chiasson NFUNB President on high cattle prices December 20 2014 Radio Canada Production de viande remontée spectaculaire des prix en 2014 December 19 2014 Times Transcript Province s cattle prices highest in a decade December 10 2014 The Daily Gleaner or Times Transcript Farming industry faces shrinking aging numbers October 20 2014 Woodstock Bugle Observer NFU reflects on role of family farms on World Food Day August 29 2014 Woodstock Bugle Observer Farmers union awards scholarships at AGM August 7 2014 Woodstock Bugle Observe r Farmers to discuss marketing strategies at annual meeting May 5 2014 Commentary Telegraph Journal Changes to agricultural legislation patently absurd Randall Affleck NFU Region 1 Director April 28 2014 Opinion Telegraph Journal The quiet attack on farms and food Betty Brown NFU Director April 2014 The Gagetown Gazette National Farmers Union N B Chapter Has Annual General Meeting in the Village of Gagetown pdf March 17 2014 Radio Canada Des agriculteurs au Nouveau Brunswick misent sur la coopération March 10 2014 Woodstock Bugle Observer NFU to meet in Oromocto March 10 2014 Grand Falls Victoria Star Farmers to discuss better farming food systems at annual meeting March 7 2014 The Daily Gleaner NB farmers holding annual meeting at Gagetown January 12 2014 The Daily Gleaner Province eyes loosening daycare subsidy criteria January 10 2014 Telegraph Journal Union hopeful for daycare subsidy 2013 December 27 2013 Letters Woodstock Bugle Observer New credit insurance shift will end up harming farmers Terry Boehm NFU President December 16 2013 Commentary Telegraph Journal Say no to UPOV 91 Matt Gehl NFU Board member November 18 2013 Commentary Woodstock Bugle

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  • E-Newsletters | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    E Newsletters E Newsletters Make sure you don t miss an edition of the NFU NB s E news Get it directly to your inbox sign up with the form on the right Current Edition July 2015 Previous Editions 2015 July E news digital version FRANÇAIS June E news digital version FRANÇAIS Support NB Local Food Security Act Appuyer la loi sur la sécurité alimentaire digital version April E news digital version FRANÇAIS March E news digital version FRANÇAIS February E news digital version FRANÇAIS 2014 Merry Christmas December E news digital version FRANÇAIS November E news digital version FRANÇAIS October E news Bulletin électronique d octobre PDF June E news PDF January E news PDF 2013 Merry Christmas December E news PDF October E news PDF September E news PDF April E news PDF 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 study looking for interviewees 2016 AGM Registration How to submit a resolution Press Release Farmer s organization still waiting for government response after five months

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  • The NB Family Farmer | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    page to sign up The NB Family Farmer Summer 2015 PDF Spring 2015 PDF Winter 2015 PDF Fall 2014 PDF Winter 2014 PDF Summer 2013 PDF Spring 2013 PDF Winter 2012 13 Fall 2012 PDF Summer 2012 PDF Spring 2012 PDF Winter 2011 12 PDF 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

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