The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Ontario chapter will welcome delegates from across Canada to London next week for the organization’s 42nd annual convention, “For the Love of the Land.”
Included on the agenda are Dr. David Montgomery, of the University of Washington and author of “Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations”; Ellen Gabriel, a former president of the Quebec Native Women’s Association; Devlin Kuyek, a researcher and activist at GRAIN, a small international non-profit organization that works to support small farmers and social movement sin their struggles for community-controlled and bio-diversity based food systems; and Dr. Susan Machum, a Canada Research Chair in Rural Social Justice at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick whose research investigates how rural communities are responding to the opportunities and challenges farmers face as they adopt to meet local needs rather than export markets.
The convention begins Wed. Nov. 23 with registration at 6 pm and wraps up on Sat. Nov. 25.
Convention rates are $175 per person for the entire convention or $85 per day for those not planning on attending the entire conference.
Complete conference details and registration forms are available online at www.nfu.ca