Alberta Farm Animal Care Association

Launching a new generation of success

Posted by Kristen Lepp on March 22, 2019

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New people building knowledge, training and connections to make a positive contribution to farm animal care are essential for Alberta to remain a leader. That’s why having a strong student presence at the LCC and creating the student mentorship opportunity, Meet the Experts session, is such a vital part of the annual event. Meet the Experts is a unique forum that allows students to interact with a diverse group of industry mentors, asking questions, learning
Each year AFAC likes to draw attention to some good news stories by honouring individuals or groups who are dedicated to animal care day in and day out. The AFAC Awards of Distinction were initiated in 2001 to recognize individuals and groups who have made exceptional contributions in the field of livestock welfare and those who work hard to advance the mandate of AFAC and the welfare of livestock in Alberta. They champion trusted best
The social media hashtag #LivestockCare2019 for the 2019 LCC was buzzing over the course of the event – especially during the keynote presentation by Dr. Rebecca Gimenez Husted. She shared experiences, learnings and insights based on the Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue training sessions she delivers across the United States, Canada and internationally. A couple of tweets that generated a lot of “likes” simply stated: “Never tired of listening to this fine woman” and “So

Advancing together toward new opportunities

Posted by Kristen Lepp on March 22, 2019

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The progress of AFAC is powered by its expanding membership within the broader industry and farm animal care community this represents. The LCC provides an opportunity to celebrate this strength while providing fresh knowledge, ideas and insights to drive further momentum into the future. AFAC Chair Cora Scheele welcomes attendees to the 2019 LCC AFAC Executive Director Annemarie Pedersen reflects on a year of progress and rising opportunities “The LCC is the highlight of AFAC’s

Partners in progress

Posted by Kristen Lepp on March 22, 2019

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Dianne Finstad did an outstanding job serving as our MC for the 2019 LCC The future is bright for farm animal care. Clear evidence was the strong attendance at the 2019 Livestock Care Conference, which brought together a broad contingent of livestock industry and farm animal care community participants. “This year we are marking the 26th anniversary of Alberta Farm Animal Care, which means that we’re beginning the next quarter century of focus on how
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