New Entrants

Meet Riley

Hi, I’m Riley.  My wife Chantal and I are new entrants.  We started with a small flock of sheep in 2010 just outside of Fredericton and quickly outgrew our space.  […]

2021 Census of Agriculture Consultation Submission

As the Government of Canada reviews their census for 2021, the NFU-NB has made an impassioned plea to maintain the questions regarding ‘secondary data’ that have historically been collected. This […]

Farm Succession Planning – A meeting place for new and experienced farmers

With only 7% of NB farms having a succession plan in place, this is an area that stands out as something that maturing farmers have the power to change on […]

New Farmers of the Maritimes

Following a wonderful and engaging youth seminar in PEI over the weekend, here is a helpful article by NFU’s Region 1 Youth President, Philippe Gervais. The group welcomed Ayla Fenton, […]

2017 – 18 Provincial Budget

On February 7, the NFU-NB was present at the 2017-18 provincial budget lock in.  The NFU-NB had made a submission in December 2016 with our recommendations.  They included: Financial backing […]

Building a thriving farm business takes time – and daycare support!

The NFU-NB has been working on getting farm families access to the Daycare Assistance Program since 2012 when it was first brought up by our membership. After numerous meetings and […]

Farm Financing Options Presented at New Farmer Event

On January 29th, 2017, the NFU-NB and the NFU Youth from Region 1 held an event called New Farmers of the Maritimes: Financing through your community. They had several different […]

New Farmers of the Maritimes: Financing through your Community – A Report on the Day!

Hosted by the NFU-NB and the NFU Youth of Region 1 Written by Katherine Aske To see more photos from the day, click here. On Sunday, January 29th, at the […]

New Farmers of the Maritimes: Financing through your Community

Last year’s event “Fermenting the New Farm Culture” was such a success that we’ve decided we need to get together more often! We welcome all new and aspiring Maritime farmers […]

Putting the Local Food and Beverages Strategy to Good Use

October 26th, 2016 Background The National Farmers Union in NB has been advocating the benefits of local food for nearly a decade.  Countless meetings fell on deaf ears, when a […]