SEPT 24: RICHMOND, BC – National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention

Posted by Moss Dance on September 18, 2017

National Farmers Union

Do you want to get more involved in the politics surrounding our food system? Do you have a burning farm issue that needs attention?

We invite you to attend the National Farmers Union Region 8 Annual Convention which will be held Sunday September 24, 1:00pm – 6:00pm 2017 at Kwantlen Polytechnic  University – in the Melville Centre for Dialogue, Rooms  2550A and B, 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, B.C. The Convention commences with registration on Sunday at 1 P.M. Registration fee is $5.00/person at the door, coffee and snacks included.

Resolutions on current policy issues may be presented to this Convention and those passed will be forwarded to National Convention for debate and voting.

Elections for two National Board members, a Women’s Advisory Committee member, a Youth Advisory Committee member, and an International Program Committee member will also be held, as well as nominations for the Grassroots Member Award.

Agenda:

1:00 PM:                Welcome and Registration

1:20 PM:                Elections of Chair, Secretary and Resolution Committee

1:30 PM                 Address: Kent Mullinix

2:00 PM                 Presentation: Soil Health by Peter Eggers

3:00 PM                 Coffee Break, coffee & snacks provided

3:30 PM                 Presentation: Canadian Agriculture in the Age of Trump by Jan Slomp

4:00 PM                 Minutes Previous Region 8 Convention

4:15 PM                 Reports:

  • Regional Report by Seann Dory, Region 8 Coordinator
  • National Report by Jan Slomp, President NFU
  • Women’s Advisory Report – Julie Enman
  • Youth Advisory Report – vacant
  • IPC Committee Report – vacant

5:00 PM                 Elections

5:30 PM                 Resolutions

6:00 PM                 Adjourn

We encourage all members to attend this important event. Your participation and input are very important in our discussions that will provide direction for our Region. We also encourage you to invite interested farmers and your neighbours to attend the convention.

If you require further information, email Seann Dory at seann@saltandharrow.com, or call Peter Eggers at (780)568-3805.

We look forward to seeing you on September 24th at our regional convention!

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