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ABOUT THE FEDERATION

 

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture (NLFA) is an organization which represents farmers and farmer groups in the province. Our motto is “Farmers Helping Farmers”, and we believe that by sharing information and speaking with a united voice, farmers can work more effectively for the betterment of the agriculture industry, and for the improvement of our Province as a whole.

The Federation of Agriculture is composed of an Executive and Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is made up of representatives of the various commodity boards, producer organizations, regional groups, and agricultural interest groups. Independent farmers, who are not represented by any of the member organizations, may also join.


GENERAL STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

  • To coordinate the efforts of Newfoundland farmers for the purpose of promoting their common interest through collective action.

  • To render services that will promote and advance the social and economic conditions of those engaged in agricultural pursuits.

  • To assist in formulating and promoting Agricultural policies to meet changing economic conditions.

  • To negotiate with Provincial and Federal Governments for the development of policies and programs designed to further agricultural development within the Province.

  • To take common action on any and all matters of interest and benefit to farmers.

  • To keep the farming and general public informed on the state of the industry and its importance to the Provincial economy.

  • To do all other things which are conducive to the attainment of these objectives and which are consistent with the mandate and powers of the Federation.

  • To administer funds provided through any Federal and/or Provincial Government Programs in order to assist the agriculture industry in Newfoundland in the transition to an unsubsidized environment and to facilitate the move toward a more stable, market driven sector; and to assist the agriculture and agrifood industry in Newfoundland in adapting to new policy and market environments in order to facilitate the move toward a more stable self-reliant sector.

  • To establish and maintain appropriate affiliation with groups or organizations pertinent to the objectives described herein.

 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
EXECUTIVE

President

Wayne Simmons

Hammond Farm Ltd.
executive@nlfa.ca

 
Vice President
Vacant

executive@nlfa.ca

Secretary-Treasurer
Terri Lynn Robbins
Robbins Enterprises
executive@nlfa.ca

 

 

Directors-at-Large
Eugene Legge
ChrisDarMar Farms

executive@nlfa.ca

Andy Wright
Wright's Family Farm
executive@nlfa.ca
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(Representing member organizations)
 
Nelson Fagan, President, Cattleman's Association of NL
Desmond Sellars, Labrador Representative, Lake Melville Agriculture Association 
Ian Hussey, Central Representative, NL Beekeeping Association 

Corey Reid, Vice President, NL Cranberry Association

Vacant, NL Fur Breeders Association

Melvin J. Rideout, President, NL Horticulture Producers Council

Kayla Minnett, Young Farmers, Representative, NL Young Farmers' Forum
Vacant, Pork Producers Association NL
Howard Morry, President, Sheep Producers Association of NL

STAFF

General Manager

Vacant

 

Administrative Assistant  

​Vacant

Agriculture in the Classroom NL Coordinator

Chelsea Foley

(709) 747-5708

chelsea@nlfa.ca

 

Climate Change Manager

Rodney Reid​

(709) 747-4874

acs@nlfa.ca 

Little Green Thumbs Coordinator

Maureen Foley

(709) 747-5707

maureen@nlfa.ca

NL Young Farmers Forum Coordinator

Kelsey Cullihall​

(709) 747-4830

youngfarmers@nlfa.ca

Outreach Coordinator

Lisa Davis

(709) 747-1759

lisa@nlfa.ca

WHO WE REPRESENT

 

Commodity Groups
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture (NLFA) currently represents the following groups:
  • Cattleman's Association of NL
  • Lake Melville Agricultural Association
  • NL Beekeeping Association
  • NL Cranberry Association
  • NL Fur Breeders Association
  • NL Horticulture Producers Council
  • NL Young Farmers Forum
  • Pork Producers Association NL
  • Provincial Farm Women Association
  • Sheep Producers Association NL