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 BOARD MEMBERS
Wayne Simmons, Hammond Farm Ltd.
Andy Wright, Wright's Family Farm
Howard Morry, Double Diamond Farm
Kent Fudge, Mountain View Farm
(Representing member organizations)
Desmond Sellars, Labrador Representative, Lake Melville Agriculture Association
Troy Coombs, NL Beekeepers Association
Corey Reid, NL Cranberry Association
Melvin J. Rideout, Fruit and Vegetable Growers of NL
Kayla Minnett, NL Young Farmers' Forum
Brenda Aylward, Sheep Producers Association of NL
Julie Hollett, NL Cattle Producers Association
Matthew Rose, Dairy Farmers of Newfoundland & Labrador
East Coast Office
Agriculture in the Classroom NL Coordinator
709-747-4874 Ext. 205
Little Green Thumbs Coordinator
709-747-4874 Ext. 204
NL Young Farmers Coordinator
709-747-4874 Ext. 203
709-747-4874 Ext. 200
Climate Change Manager
709-747-4874 Ext. 202
Living Lab Coordinator
709-747-4874 Ext. 211
West Coast Office
709-747-4874 Ext. 207
Public Trust & Marketing Manager
709-747-4874 Ext. 208
Industry Development Manager
709-747-4874 Ext. 201
709-747-4874 Ext. 209
WHO WE REPRESENT
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture (NLFA) currently represents the following groups:
NL Cattle Producers
Lake Melville Agricultural Association
NL Beekeeping Association
NL Cranberry Association
NL Fur Breeders Association
Fruit and Vegetable Growers of NL
NL Young Farmers
Pork Producers Association NL
Provincial Farm Women Association
Sheep Producers Association NL
Dairy Farmers of NL