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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
Rodney Reid
NL Beekeepers Association
Sheep Producers Association NL (SPANL)

executive@nlfa.ca

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

 

 

Directors-at-Large
Eugene Legge
ChrisDarMar Farms


Andy Wright
Wright's Family Farm
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(Representing member organizations)
 
​Roosevelt Thompson
Pork Producers Assoc. of NL


Desmond Sellars
Lake Melville Agriculture Association (Labrador Rep)


​Nelson Fagan
Cattleman's Association of NL
Corey Reid
NL Cranberry Association

Kayla Minnett
NL Young Farmers' Forum

Melvin J. Rideout

NL Horticulture

​​Ian Hussey

NL Beekeeping Association 

Michelle Lester

NL Farm Women's Association

 

STAFF

General Manager

Vacant

 

Financial/Office Manager 

Nicole Parrell

(709) 700-0371

nicole@nlfa.ca

 

Little Green Thumbs Coordinator

Maureen Foley

(709) 747-5707

maureen@nlfa.ca

 

Agriculture in the Classroom NL Coordinator

Chelsea Foley

(709) 747-5708

chelsea@nlfa.ca

 

Outreach Coordinator

Lisa Davis

(709) 747-1759

lisa@nlfa.ca

Young Farmers Coordinator

Vacant​

(709) 747-4830

info@nlfa.ca

 

Climate Change Coordinator

Vacant​

(709) 747-8311

info@nlfa.ca 

WHO WE REPRESENT

 

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