Farmers discuss better farming and food systems at annual meeting, March 16

Farmers discuss better farming and food systems at annual meeting, March 16

The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is holding its annual general meeting on Sunday, March 16 from 10:30am to 5pm at the Gagetown Legion in Gagetown, NB.

Dairy farmer and Canadian President of the NFU Jan Slomp is travelling from Alberta for the annual meeting and will be presenting on “building alternatives for a better farming and food system.” Slomp is a dairy farmer trained in holistic resource management who promotes environmentally and socially responsible agriculture.

Municipal councillor, ecologist and writer Dr. Gregory Heming of Port Royal, NS will discuss how small cooperative approaches to agriculture and finances can revive rural communities. Dr. Heming is leading the Annapolis County strategy to have 80 percent food and energy self-sufficiency by the year 2050.

The meeting will include also presentations on the Agricultural Growth Act (Bill C-18) and wild blueberry producers in northeastern New Brunswick.

The cost of attending is $20/person or $35/family and this includes lunch and refreshments prepared by the talented chefs at Gagetown Fruit Farm. The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is one of two accredited general farm organizations in the province.

Pre-registration for the event is required.

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