New Entrants

Farm succession is a major challenge these days. Policy recommendations, new farmer networking events, Messages from the Youth President and more focus on this important topic.


Read the Message from the Youth President in the following editions of the NB Family Farmer Quarterly Newsletter:

Winter 2018

Spring 2017


Below is a compilation of our policy submissions, presentations and events that have focused in whole or in part on new farmers: 

Presentation to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food for their Study on the Next Agricultural Policy Framework

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in New entrants, News | 0 comments

On December 8th, 2016 Ted Wiggans, NFU-NB President, and Amanda Wildeman, Executive Director of the NFU-NB, presented to the federal Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food for their study on the next Agricultural Policy Framework. The Framework will replace Growing Forward 2, and will determine where agricultural funding is allocated. In their presentation, they focused on three main topics: New Farmers, Business Risk Management, and Agri-Stability. To read the content of their presentation, click...

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Commentary: Support for new farmers must include access to daycare services

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Issues, New entrants, News, Press release | 0 comments

November 8, 2016 Agriculture has existed for over 10,000 years, and ever since it began, women have played a vital role. Whether working in the kitchen, keeping house or educating children, the large majority of family farms wouldn’t have a shot without the work of the women.  More and more, women are not just participating in the domestic work, but are also running the farms themselves. The results of a recent survey showed that women make up the majority of new farmers in Canada.  No matter what role women are playing on farms in New...

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Press Release: The National Farmers Union in NB applauds focus on New Farmers in the NB Economic Growth Plan

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in New entrants, News, Press release | 0 comments

The National Farmers Union in NB applauds focus on New Farmers in the NB Economic Growth Plan For immediate release September 6, 2016 – The new NB Economic Growth Plan places new farmers on the list of priority areas to grow New Brunswick’s economy.  The National Farmers Union in NB has been working on and advocating for a comprehensive, interdepartmental effort to create opportunities for new entrants in agriculture in recent years and welcomes this announcement. During a briefing meeting this morning before the official plan launch,...

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Farming for the Future: NFU Region 1 Convention – Aug 10, 2016

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Events, New entrants, News | 0 comments

  We invite you to attend the 2016 Region 1 Annual Convention on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Cornhill Community Hall 1205 Baseline Road, Cornhill, NB.  Registration will begin at 9:30 am.  Come early for coffee and homemade baking!   Convention will begin at 10 am and adjourn at 4:15 pm.  The registration fee is $20 and includes lunch at Cornhill Nursery Café at 2700 Route 890, Cornhill, NB. We are pleased to announce three excellent guest speakers and NFU members who will be sharing their experience and knowledge on the...

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