The National Farmers Union (NFU) held its 50th Annual Convention this week in Winnipeg at the Canad Inns Polo Park.
The theme this year was Farmers on the Front Line: Celebrating 50 Years Of The Farm Movement Katie Ward of Ontario was acclaimed as NFU President.
katie ward small NFU President Katie Ward
"We had some great looks back at our roots and some inter-generational knowledge sharing," she said. "We have so many young members here and young families. Reconnecting across those generations about the fights that we've engaged in and the way that the NFU has always stood for fairness and re-energizing folks for looking at the next 50 years."
Ward notes the general farm organization is currently focused on a number of key issues.
"The biggest one that we're talking about is climate change," she explained. "We have a lot of young farmers here this week and they're really focused on what that's going to do. The land access for young farmers, prices are constantly an issue, market access and increasing more local food infrastructure so that we can look at that value added component and try to keep more food dollars on the farm."
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