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Welcome message from the President:
A warm welcome to northern farmers and community members! Thank you for your interest and support in the NFU, a grassroots organization. We’re eager to hear your thoughts and comments about farming and local food. Please feel free to reach out to us at any point or to sit in on a meeting to see what the NFU-O Local 333 is all about. Get in touch to attend a meeting or an event!
About Our Local
Our local is expansive! We are farmers and community members from all over the North. We are currently working on member recruitment projects and recently completed a visibility project for the NFU in our local.
Why You Should Join Us
A farmer should join our local to get in on the projects that are unique to our region. Farming in the North has particularities and by joining our local you are joining a group that understands the realities.
Not A Farmer?
Non-farming members should join our local because their input is extremely important. As farmers we can get tunnel vision at times and a broader perspective of food and farming from a community member makes us all stronger and more resilient.
We hold an Annual General Meeting once a year. Our AGM is a great opportunity for the Local to get together, discuss our focus, engage with one another, establish our executive team and a great way to get involved!
AGM Meeting – Monday, January 21, 2019
This year’s AGM will feature a presentation by Charles Levkoe, Canada Research Chair for Sustainable Food Systems. Charles will present on Agroecology in Canada. If you are interested in becoming involved with our local we are looking for 1 or 2 new board members. You can nominate yourself at the AGM, or nominate an existing member. All members who join the meeting via telephone or in person will be entered into a draw for a $100 gift card at the end of the meeting! Please feel free to invite your friends, neighbours, or new farmers to the meeting. We encourage you to share this invitation through social media or email.
Nipissing location: Dalew Farms, 10781 Hwy 64 Lavigne, Ontario. Contact Ryan Spence (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Thunder Bay location: Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Room 2001 PACI Building 401 Red River Road Thunder Bay, Ontario. Contact Brendan Grant (NFUO.email@example.com) with questions.
Online Attendance: 1-855-703-8985, participant code 383 302 4194
For web connect CLICK HERE for both audio and video
Our local works on many projects including Glyphosate, Membership Visibility, and we are actively working on the NFU resolution to lobby government to allow farmers to make the maximum allowable CPP contribution regardless of annual income. The resolution was drafted at the local level.
If you would like to learn more about our projects, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.