New Farmers Initiative
We need New Farmers, Young Farmers, More Farmers!
And the governments of Canada need to include programs and funding to support this vision in Growing Forward II, which is currently being negotiated.
We are calling on all those who support this vision to download and send our Policy Brief to your MP and MPP (find your MP here), and to bring these to Agriculture Canada's consultations, now underway (list of dates and places). You can also find a government document about Growing Forward II as well as a form to submit your comments to Agriculture Canada online (This section of Agriculture Canada's website has recently been put on hold due to the elections. We will provide a link to submit your comments once their site is back up).
To share comments, share meeting times in your province, ideas, information, links, etc. please LOG IN (upper right hand corner of your screen) and post a comment at: http://peoplesfoodpolicy.ca/morefarmersforum
To connect to the New Farmers Initiative (NFI), please join a provincial NFI team by getting in touch with the liaison from your province.
New Brunswick: Beth McMahon ACORN: admin[a]acornorganic.org
Nova Scotia: Roxanne Beavers: roxannebeavers[a]yahoo.com
Quebec: Geneviève Grossenbacher: ecolita[a]me.com
Ontario: Christie Young, FarmStart: christie[a]farmstart.ca
Manitoba: Sharon Taylor, Manitoba Farm Mentorship Program: info[a]manitobafarmmentorship.ca
Saskatchewan: Helene Tremblay-Boyko sasklawitch[a]yahoo.ca
Alberta Maryann Borch borchfam[a]hotmail.com
British Columbia South Denise Lewis ddowswell[a]hotmail.com
British Columbia North Loraina Stephen loraina.stephen[a]northernhealth.ca
If there is no liason for your province and you would like to assume that position please send an email to info[a]peoplesfoodpolicy.ca with 'New Farmers Initiative' in the subject and a brief description of yourself.
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