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NFU-O Members Get Discounted Tickets to the Boothill Jamboree

On May 18, 2017, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on NFU-O Members Get Discounted Tickets to the Boothill Jamboree

Click here for Early Bird Weekend, Youth Weekend & Advance Weekend Tickets Click here for Day Pass Tickets     Use promo code: FARMERSUNION to have the discount applied to your order. To purchase tickets by phone, call 1-888-732-1682 and use the promo code FARMERSUNION.

NFU-O applauds the formation of a Prison Farm Advisory Panel

On May 12, 2017, Posted by , In Home,Press Release, With Comments Off on NFU-O applauds the formation of a Prison Farm Advisory Panel

The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) applauds the formation of a Prison Farm Advisory Panel by Correctional Services Canada (CSC). The panel is a positive step toward the decision to re-open two prison farms in Kingston. On May 11, 2017, CSC announced formation of “an advisory panel to provide…

Emery Huszka & Don Ciparis, National Farmers Union: Sustainable Agriculture, Nutrients & Harmful Algal Blooms Presentation

On May 9, 2017, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on Emery Huszka & Don Ciparis, National Farmers Union: Sustainable Agriculture, Nutrients & Harmful Algal Blooms Presentation

Emery Huszka & Don Ciparis, National Farmers Union: Sustainable Agriculture, Nutrients & Harmful Algal Blooms Presentation from International Joint Commission on Vimeo.

We’re hiring: Communications and Outreach Summer Student

On May 8, 2017, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on We’re hiring: Communications and Outreach Summer Student

7 weeks, 30 hrs a week, $11.40/hour Location: Toronto, Centre for Social Innovation (Annex) Eligibility: This is a Canada Summer Jobs position. Candidates must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year; intend to…

Farmland is for Farmers: NFU-O Presentation to Ontario Farmland Trust

On March 30, 2017, Posted by , In Press Release, With Comments Off on Farmland is for Farmers: NFU-O Presentation to Ontario Farmland Trust

(Orillia, ON) Emery Huszka, NFU-O President, presented at the Ontario Farmland Trust forum on March 30 about the impact to farmland when farmers no longer own it. “The NFU has been calling for farmland to remain in the hands of farmers since its inception. There are protections for farmland in…

NFU-O asks OMAFRA and MNR for Answers and a Plan for Rabies Cases

On March 29, 2017, Posted by , In Press Release, With Comments Off on NFU-O asks OMAFRA and MNR for Answers and a Plan for Rabies Cases

In a letter to Minister Leal of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs and cc’d to Minster of Natural Resources, Kathryn McGarry, the NFU-O raised concerns regarding the recent rabies cases seen in Huron and Perth County. “One infected animal is too many,” said Martin Boettcher, livestock farmer and NFU-O Board…

NFU-O is hiring a Local Food Communications Contractor

On March 27, 2017, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on NFU-O is hiring a Local Food Communications Contractor

The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) has received funding to implement a project entitled Building a Network of Local Food Advocates. In this project, we will reach out to influential “local food sympathizers” from a variety communities, to bring them together, and to create connections and materials that will…

NFU-O Calls for More Funding at International Joint Commission on Great Lakes

On March 24, 2017, Posted by , In Press Release, With Comments Off on NFU-O Calls for More Funding at International Joint Commission on Great Lakes

(Sarnia) On Wednesday, March 22, Don Ciparis and Emery Huszka of the National Farmers Union-Ontario brought agricultural concerns to the International Joint Commission on the Great Lakes meeting in Sarnia. They noted that farmers are willing and ready to make improvements to their farm operations. For example, some farmers are…

NFU Ontario Farm Succession Day

On March 16, 2017, Posted by , In Home, With Comments Off on NFU Ontario Farm Succession Day

RSVP by March 23rd (tickets also available at the door, lunch limited) For more information and to RSVP, please contact: Call/text Martin Boettcher – 519-292-6085 or email martyboettcher1@gmail.com or National Farmers Union – Ontario – 1-888-832-9638 or email office@nfuontario.ca Doors open at 8:45am – workshop starts at 9:15am Agenda 9:15…

Emery Huszka Acclaimed National Farmers Union – Ontario President/NFU Region 3 Coordinator

On March 10, 2017, Posted by , In Press Release, With Comments Off on Emery Huszka Acclaimed National Farmers Union – Ontario President/NFU Region 3 Coordinator

Photo by Connie Tabbert 2017-2018 NFU-O Council members: Top row: Ayla Fenton, National Board member; Steve Laing, Marcelle Paulin, Paul Dejong, Councillors-at-large; Bottom row: Tony Straathof, National Board member, Emery Huszka, NFU-O President and National Board member; Martin Boettcher, Youth Advisor; Not pictured: Dodie Ellenbogen, Women’s Advisor Emery Huszka of…