2015 Region 3 (Ontario) Convention/NFU-O Annual Meeting

Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2015
Waterloo, ON

Friday, March 6

The Family Farm documentary screening, 7:00 p.m.
Princess Cinema, 6 Princess St. W., Waterloo
A trailer is available at: http://rotatingplanet.com/
Tickets are $10 at the door.

The Family Farm explores the farm to table process through the lens of Canadian small farmers and identifies the systematic barriers they face in running a profitable farm. In its journey across the country, the film blends extraordinary shots of the Canadian farm landscape with discussions of the challenges and setbacks small farmers endure, as well as the turning points and breakthroughs that have allowed them to achieve success. From cbc.ca

Saturday March 7

Regional Convention and AGM, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kitchener-Waterloo Naval Association, 315 Weber Street North, Waterloo
Cost (lunch included): $30/person; $20/youth ages 25 and under

Please RSVP to events@nfuontario.ca or call Sarah Bakker, General Manager, at 1-888-832-9638.

NFU/NFU-O Business: reports from regional council and national officials; elections for Region 3 national board members, youth advisor, women’s advisor and NFU-O councilors-at-large; debates on policy resolutions and proposed NFU-O by-law amendments.

Lost in the Super-market: Buying power, agriculture and retail chain alternatives: Haroon Akram-Lodhi and Gavin Fridell:

Haroon Akram-Lodhi’s research interests are the political economy of agrarian change in developing capitalist countries and the political ecology of sustainable rural livelihoods and communities in contemporary poor countries. He is most recently the author of Hungry for Change: Farmers, Food Justice and the Agrarian Question (2013).

Gavin Fridell is currently conducting work on the politics of trade and alternative trade in global commodities, North and South, with a particular emphasis on statecraft, and psychoanalysis and development. He is most recently the author of Coffee (2014).

Accommodations:
Comfort Inn – 519-747-9400
Ask for the National Farmers Union Conference rates, which are $109+HST for the second floor and $114+HST for the first floor with a choice of queen or double beds. The block is available until February 6. After that, the hotel will honor the price as long as they have availability.

Driving Directions:

From the 401:

  • Take the exit for ON-8/Regional Road 8 toward Cambridge/Kitchener/Waterloo
  • Take the ON-7 E/ON-85 N exit toward Guelph/Waterloo
  • Continue onto Conestoga Pkwy/ON-85 N
  • Take the University Avenue W exit
  • Turn right onto University Ave E/Waterloo Regional Rd 57

To the Naval Association

  • Turn right onto Weber St N/Waterloo Regional Rd 8
  • 315 Weber Street N.

To the Princess Cinema

  • Turn left onto King St N/Waterloo Regional Rd 15
  • Turn right onto Princess St W
  • 6 Princess St. W.

To the Comfort Inn

  • Turn left onto Weber St N/Waterloo Regional Rd 8
  • 190 Weber Street N.
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