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  • Events | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    Sunday March 13 9 30 am 4 pm Snow date Sunday March 20 Hotel Shediac 222 Belliveau Street Shediac NB Click here to download the 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 NFU NB Farm member Yes No How do I 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 Edmonton will be coordinated for you Main Goals 1 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 Agricultural Land Policy Consultations Now Open Posted by Director on Nov 10 2015 in Events News 0 comments See the original invitation on the Department of Agriculture Aquaculture and Fisheries Website here The Department of Agriculture Aquaculture and Fisheries is seeking public input in the development of an agricultural land policy Agriculture is an essential and historical part of New Brunswick s rural economy generating in excess of 570 million in farmgate

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  • News | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    2016 in Events News 0 comments Advance registration is now open Please use the form below to register for the 2016 NFU NB Annual General Meeting NB s Empty Farmland Use it or lose it Sunday March 13 9 30 am 4 pm Snow date Sunday March 20 Hotel Shediac 222 Belliveau Street Shediac NB Click here to download the 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 NFU NB Farm member Yes No How do I 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 pertains to the NFU as a whole the resolution will 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

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  • Canadian “family farms” in the twenty-first century – study looking for interviewees | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    are recruiting participants for the second round of interviews for our study Canadian family farms in the twenty first century This study aims to better understand how well the term family farm applies to today s farms in Canada The questions you will be asked will consist in understanding some of the day to day on your farm the importance you place on the ideas and values around family farming and your experiences and opinions on the broader Canadian agricultural landscape e g changes you are seeing in your area in farm ownership or your community Our research team consists of Dr Irena Knezevic Carleton University Dr Kelly Bronson St Thomas University and Chantal Clement graduate student at Carleton University We are interested in speaking to Canadian farmers over the age of 18 whose farms fit the designation of a family farm A family farm is any farm not managed by a commune co operative or a non family corporation If you are interested to participate you will be asked for one 30 60 minute phone interview If you would like to participate in this research project or have any questions please contact Chantal Clement at chantal clement carleton ca

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  • 2016 AGM Registration | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    below to register for the 2016 NFU NB Annual General Meeting NB s Empty Farmland Use it or lose it Sunday March 13 9 30 am 4 pm Snow date Sunday March 20 Hotel Shediac 222 Belliveau Street Shediac NB Click here to download the 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 NFU NB Farm member Yes No How do I become a farm member Click to learn more Are you a current NFU Associate member Yes No How do I become an associate member Click to learn more Do you have any dietary restrictions Able to accommodate vegetarian vegan gluten free Do you require childcare Yes No There will be a 20 person payable by cash or cheque during registration How many family members are you registering 1 2 3 4 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

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  • How to submit a resolution | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    on the subject Hence I submit the following for your consideration Resolutions guide an organization the NFU in our case The NFU is guided by resolutions of the Board and Executive committees on matters concerning operational detail On the highest level the NFU is guided by policy resolutions And policies are set by the membership through democratically debated resolutions Sounds pretty straightforward so far but what you ask makes for a good quality resolution Here is a short list 1 The Be it Resolved portion of the resolution must be clear succinct give concrete direction for specific action and stand alone Practice writing resolutions without Whereas statements Many people confuse the arguments put forth in whereas statements for the point of the resolution This is wrong The point of a resolution is to guide the actions of the organization not to make good arguments as to why we need to take those actions Arguments can be made at the microphone Resolutions must stand on the merits of what they are asking the organization to do You might say that resolutions provide the what while the debaters on convention floor argue the why 2 The Be it Resolved portion of your resolution must answer every question except why To guide the action of the organization what where when and how must be answered to the greatest extent possible To be sure there is risk here as it s usually enough to guide the organization with what we want it to do And certainly the leadership and administration must be given some flexibility in how they carry out our democratic wishes Certainly However there is nothing wrong with giving the best possible directions and that is the spirit behind including as much where when and how as possible in a resolution 3 The resolution MUST give direction to the organization not state lofty actions on behalf of other bodies this is the who part for those smarties who have already surmised that I missed one of the W s In other words it is outright wrong for an NFU resolution to state Be it Resolved that the Government of Canada jump off the nearest bridge No matter how nice it may sound that is plainly wrong We cannot resolve that someone else do something Rather a legitimate NFU resolution should read more like Be it Resolved that the NFU write letters to the Prime Minister and all Cabinet Ministers strongly suggesting that the Government of Canada jump off the nearest bridge Remember elections and lobbying move governments but NFU resolutions only guide the NFU 4 The last point I ll make here is avoid redundancy This one is difficult for new and long time members alike The NFU has a great deal of detailed and exceptionally comprehensive policy Sometimes these policies must change but if your intention OR your result is to re state policy that already exists I suggest you don t waste anyone s time To put a finer point

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  • Press Release: Farmer’s organization still waiting for government response after five months | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    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 together to request that farm vehicles not only be exempt from this increase but for an overall reduction in fees Along with a fee reduction to allow NB farmers to remain competitive with other provinces the requests included online registration of farm plated vehicles a monthly registration option for farm plated vehicles and the allowance of vehicles other than trucks to be eligible for farm plates if it is a primary farm vehicle NFU NB president Ted Wiggans says that If New Brunswick farmers are to compete with their Maritime counterparts they should be playing on a level playing field Under the current system March 31 is the expiration date for all registered farm vehicles and to have impact this year the changes need to be put in place very soon 30 Contact Ted Wiggans NFU NB President 506 366 3410 Amanda Wildeman NFU NB Executive director 506 260 0087 Download

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  • Press release | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    of the Chief Medical Officer Dr Eilish Cleary The provincial government s consideration of policy options especially those that Read More World Food Day 2015 Posted by Director on Oct 16 2015 in News Press release 0 comments Trade deals and Food Sovereignty don t mix says NFU Press Release Oct 16 2015 On October 16 1945 the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization FAO was founded in Quebec City World Food Day commemorates the occasion by celebrating the FAO s mission to promote international cooperation to combat hunger rural poverty disempowerment and public 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 food producers said Jan Slomp National Farmers 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 NFU NB Scholarship for the daughter or son of an 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

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  • National NFU Youth Retreat – Apply by Friday, Feb 5! | National Farmers Union in New Brunswick
    be coordinated for you Main Goals 1 Continue to build and strengthen the NFU Youth and the capacity and leadership skills of NFU youth members 2 Advance the work of the National New Farmer Coalition specifically develop a dissemination and engagement strategy for our New Farmer Report 3 Strengthen the strategic collaboration with Young Agrarians and other appropriate organizations in the area and plan for more farmer engagement events 4 Advance the work of various NFU committees working groups Strategic Development Alternative Media Branding International Programs Committee Seed and Trade GMO and Pesticides etc 5 Participate in a NFU Youth Young Agrarians social in order to connect with and engage other young farmers in the region 6 Optional Meet with members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta to discuss new farmer issues and the work of the National New Farmer Coalition Application to participate We have some funding for the costs of travel and accommodation but will ask participants to contribute 150 each towards the budget and encourage any fundraising Selection of participants will be based on regional diversity costs and level of engagement in NFU ideally we would like some more experienced members and some newer members If you are interested in taking part in this event please reply to nfuyouth nfu ca by Feb 5th with the following information short informal bullets are fine What region are you from where will you be traveling from and what is roughly the cost to get you to Edmonton and back What has been your involvement in the NFU Briefly describe your farming involvement or if a non farming associate member describe your involvement in food farming issues relevant to the NFU NFU Youth We generally ask participants to research and prepare a short presentation on a farm food issue they

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