1. A Trusted Voice: The NSFA has been the voice of Nova Scotia farmers since 1895. Representing the interests of over 90% of all agricultural production across the province.
  2. Accountable Representation: NSFA Council members are elected directly from NSFA membership at the Annual General Meeting. The NSFA works closely with County Federations and commodity organizations – hosting commodity roundtables, expanding our Policy Advisory Committee to include County Representatives, and participating in their events whenever possible.
  3. Strong Committees: The NSFA is home to a number of committees that help influence and guide the work of the Federation. Committee membership consists of Council members, members-at-large and various stakeholders.
  4. Effective Lobbying: As the only general farm organization in the province, the results of NSFA’s lobbying and advocacy efforts are a serious benefit to our members as well as the agriculture industry in the province. Results of NSFA lobbying and advocacy include farm plates, fuel tax rebates, government funding programs, labour advocacy in relation to Temporary Foreign Workers, changes to the Municipal Planning Act and TIR Regulations.
  5. Dedicated Staff: The NSFA is home to a team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about the agriculture industry in Nova Scotia. This team works to tackle issues and challenges facing the industry and offer programs and other supports to the farming community.
  6. Supporting Nova Scotia Young Farmers: The NSFA is a proud supporter of the Nova Scotia Young Farmers Forum. NSYF receives direct support from the Federation for governance, finance, communication, event logistics and more! We are happy to support the industry’s future leaders.
  7. Delivery of industry led programs: NSFA is home to a variety of programs including Farm Safety Nova Scotia, Farm & Workforce Development, Environmental Farm Plan Program, Living Labs and Meet Your Farmer. These programs support farms in accessing the tools and resources they need to operate safe and sustainable farm businesses.
  8. Member Benefits: NSFA Member Benefit partners offer significant savings to our members. Some of these benefits include: health insurance, retail discounts, preferred rates on fuel and propane – and that’s just a few!