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Member Survey – Deadline September 30

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2015 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in News, Press release | 0 comments

The National Farmers Union in NB is pleased to formally announce the winners of the 2015 NFU-NB Scholarship and David Frost Memorial Scholarship, awarded to NB high school graduates pursuing an education in agriculture or a related field.  Chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee, Harold Culberson, of Waterville, Carleton County, made the announcement at the National Farmers Union Region 1 Annual Convention on August 11, 2015. We wish you both good luck in your studies!     Jacob Tjibbe van Roeden is the recipient of the $1000...

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Member Survey – Deadline September 30

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Are you an NFU-NB Member? We want to hear from you! Last year the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick board of directors set out to increase membership.  They hired a new executive director and are undertaking a strategic planning process. One of the goals is to ensure that the farmers of the NFU-NB feel engaged with and represented by their general farm organization.  We have identified five strategic priority areas for our work over the next three years.  We would love for you to complete the survey at the link below to make sure...

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NFU Region 1 Meeting – August 11, 2015

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Events, News | 0 comments

If you are interested in travelling from NB and would like to carpool, please contact Amanda (info@nfunb.org).   Pickup points could be Fredericton, Moncton or before the bridge.  Pour voir cette invitation en français, cliquez...

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Basque Food Sovereignty Tour – Deadline extended to July 6

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Events, News | 0 comments

Travel/educational opportunity for NFU Youth, board members and regional coordinators Please find attached a last minute opportunity for one NFU youth member to participate to a Tour organized by a member organization of LVC in the Basque Country along with Food First. The organizers cover the airfare and the IPC would cover the required 500-600 euros for on the ground cost. Any interested and available youth member should send a message by July 6th to Stephanie Wang at wang@nfu.ca, responding briefly to the following questions (bullet point...

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Food and Farming – The Dennis Report

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in News | 0 comments

  Ted Wiggans, NFU-NB President and owner/operator of The Shepherd’s Garden in Harvey Station, NB, and Amanda Wildeman, Executive Director of the NFU-NB discuss local food and local farming in NB with Dennis Atchison on The Dennis Report. Watch it on youtube below or catch it on Bell Fibre Op channel 58 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Weekdays at Noon; Tuesday,Thursday at 11:30 p.m.), or Bell TV channel...

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Local Food Security Bill – Update

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Issues, News | 0 comments

After many years of calling on various governments to implement a local food policy that allows farmers access to local markets, increasing local food consumption and awareness in the province, an opportunity arose to support and implement legislation that would strengthen the agriculture industry, provide farmers access to government and institutional contracts and teach food production skills in schools. In January 2015 when members of the NFU-NB board of directors met with the new Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Hon....

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Gérard & Clara Hall – The Farmers of the NFU-NB Series

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Featured Farmer, News | 0 comments

Gérald and Clara were first featured in the Spring 2015 Edition of the NB Family Farmer Gérard and Clara Hall are both experienced wild blueberry producers.  They each own and operate their own farm businesses in Gloucester County.  Gérard’s is called Bleuetière Nord-Est Inc., in Saint Isodore and was first incorporated in 1986.  With over 1000 acres of land in wild blueberry production, the company also offers services for establishing, irrigating and harvesting other private fields.  They are beginning to experiment with some...

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Press Release: Support needed for new young farmers

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in News, Press release | 0 comments

Press Release For Immediate Release                                                                                         Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Support needed for new young farmers The average age of farmers in NB according to the 2011 Census of Agriculture is 55.5 years.  The total number of farms in NB dropped nearly 6% between 2006 and 2011.  In a province where nearly all of the food consumed in the province is imported, supporting the next...

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CBC Radio The Shift: Supporting local food by law

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Issues, News | 0 comments

Listen to the interview on CBC’s The Shift with Vanessa Vander Valk and NFU-NB Executive Director, Amanda Wildeman on why the NFU supports Bill 11, Local Food Security Act.   Click here to listen. 

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CBC: Farmers head to Fredericton to support food security bill

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Events, Issues, News | 0 comments

Farmers head to Fredericton to support food security bill Kate Letterick, CBC, April 30, 2015 Excerpt: “Kevin Arseneau, who runs a farm in Pleasant Ridge near Rogersville and is the youth president for the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick, says there is more of a demand for local products. “It’s important for the consumers also, [who] are asking more and more, they want local produce that comes from where they can go see it, where they can even feel it, touch it, you know, like people like coming to the farm and...

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