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Jackie Milne, the President and founder of the Northern Farm Training Institute (or NFTI). Jackie is a local Hay River Métis woman with over 25 years of successful market gardening. She created and executed the vision for building this holistic farm and educational centre to genuinely empower people to transform their lives. The NFTI farm campus is designed for feeding 200 people in a remote northern community and supports a vibrant regenerative landscape while empowering northerners to build productive local farms and thriving, healthy resilient communities. She is the leader of the first Canadian Savory Hub, which is a global network of regenerative agriculture teachers committed to Holistic Management and she is a HM Accredited Professional. In November of 2016, Jackie was honoured with the Meritorious Service Medal, given on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen to recognize Jackie’s outstanding contributions to our country.