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Coral Sproule, shown here speaking at a Day of Action to Stop GM Alfalfa event in Ottawa in 2013, is the new president of the National Farmers Union. (

Ontario vegetable grower to lead NFU

An eastern Ontario vegetable grower and women’s leader with the National Farmers Union since 2014 has been picked as the Canada-wide organization’s new chief. Coral Sproule, who operates a CSA (community-supported agriculture) vegetable farm at Perth, Ont. was elected NFU president at the organization’s convention last week in Ottawa, replacing Jan Slomp of Courtenay, B.C. […] Read more

Jan Slomp wins another term as NFU president

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […] Read more

Jan Slomp re-elected as NFU president

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jan Slomp of Rimby was returned as National Farmers Union president after being elected by acclamation at the organization’s 45th annual convention. Also elected by acclamation were: first vice-president Ann Slater of St. Marys, Ont., second vice-president Glenn Tait of Meota, Sask., women’s president Coral Sproule of Dashwood, Ont., women’s vice-president Marcella Pedersen of Cut Knife, […] Read more