How it was formed
National Farmer Union
The NFU was formed in 1969 through a merger of the Saskatchewan Farmers Union, the Ontario Farmers Union, the Farmers Union of British Columbia, and the Farmers Union of Alberta. In addition to these provincial unions, farmers from the Maritime provinces who were not organized into farmers’ unions at the time also became part of the NFU structure. While drafting the NFU Constitution, it was decided that the organization would have a Women’s President & a Youth President position to ensure more balanced representation and leadership development.