Jan Slomp has been re-elected president of the National Farmers Union.
Slomp and his partner Marian have been dairy farmers since 1979, first in their native Netherlands and from 1989 to 2015 in Alberta. They are setting up a new farm at Courtenay on Vancouver Island.
Dana Penrice of Lacombe was elected youth vice-president while Ayla Fenton of Kingston, Ont., was acclaimed as youth president and Coral Sproule of Perth, Ont., was acclaimed as women’s president.
The National Farmers Union works toward the development of economic and social policies that will maintain the family farm as the primary food-producing unit in Canada.