NEFU 2013 Report: Celebrating our Agricultural Diversity

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NEFU 2013 Annual Report at 2013 Convention. Celebrating our Agricultural Diversity, by Roger Noonan, NEFU's president.

NEFU 2013 Annual Report at 2013 Convention. Celebrating our Agricultural Diversity, by Roger Noonan, NEFU's president.

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  • 1. 2013 New England Farmers Union Annual Convention Celebrating our Agricultural Diversity: People, Products and Practices
  • 2. Our founding principles • Legislation • Cooperation • Education Education
  • 3. Legislation • Farm Bill • Food Safety Modernization Act • 2013 Legislative Fly-In
  • 4. Golden Triangle Awards • Sen. Angus King (I-ME) • Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) • Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)
  • 5. Presentation on Local Meat and Poultry • House and Senate presentation by New England livestock producers and meat processors.
  • 6. COOL • COOL Defense Fund • Relevance for fishermen
  • 7. Co-operation • • • • • Gambrel District land-based co-op Jane’s Trust work with Neighboring Food Co-op Association VAPG with Deep Root Identifying state co-operative statutes Co-operative survey, database of co-operative service providers
  • 8. Education • Farm show presentations • Educating our legislators on farmers’ priorities • NFU tour of New England
  • 9. NEFU Education Foundation • • • • • • • • • • • Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Farm Aid Henry P. Kendall Foundation Island Foundation Lawson Valentine Foundation Jane’s Trust John Merck Fund National Farmers Union Sandy River Charitable USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service/Rural Development Vervane Foundation
  • 10. Communications • New blog • Monthly newsletter • Social media
  • 11. Membership • • • • • Individuals Farmer/fishermen Business/organization Affiliates New benefits for 2014
  • 12. Partners • • • • • • Neighboring Food Co-op Association OwnEnergy Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society New Entry Sustainable Agriculture Project Winrock International National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
  • 13. Feeding America • One in six people are food insecure in New England. • Matching donations up to $1,000, thanks to NFU’s VP Claudia Svarstad. • Even small contributions add up! • Your contribution goes to a New England food bank. See NEFU’s website for how to donate.
  • 14. Thank You to our Members! • Our members are the reason we exist. Thank you for your support. • We’re looking forward to a busy and productive 2014, the International Year of Family Farming.
  • 15. Thank You to our Sponsors!