CALGARY, ALBERTA: Beginning March 1, 2023, Alberta Farm Animal Care’s current Extension Coordinator, Dr. Melissa Moggy, will be on maternity leave. Filling the role in her absence will be Sarah Linde. Sara began the interim Extension Coordinator position on February 13, 2023, to allow time to learn the ropes from Dr. Moggy and ensure a seamless transition into her new role.
Sara comes to Alberta Farm Animal Care with an extensive history in the Agriculture and Livestock sector, including experience working with Ag For Life and the Calgary Stampede. Since 2019, Sara has also been a Coordinator for the AFAC ALERT Line, responding to calls regarding animal welfare issues and providing information to inquiring callers. She brings her understanding of AFAC operations, mission, and values to this crucial organizational role.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Alberta Farm Animal Care team in an expanded capacity as Extension Coordinator,” said Linde. “Working as an Alert Line Coordinator for the past three years has given me an appreciation for the work being done by the AFAC team, and I am excited to leverage my industry experience supporting and developing extension programming throughout Alberta.”
While Dr. Moggy does leave big shoes to fill while she is gone, we wish her the best in the expansion of her family. AFAC looks forward to seeing the positive additions that Linde will make in her interim role as well as her leadership on the new initiatives and public outreach planned for 2023. Extension Coordinator duties will be in excellent hands.
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Founded in 1993 by Alberta livestock producers, Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) has become the collective voice of the industry on matters pertaining to livestock welfare. Through collaboration and with the support from our members, AFAC promotes best practices in the care and handling of farm animals for a thriving agricultural sector. Together, we work towards continual improvement in responsible livestock management by engaging the public and building trust through transparency. To learn more about becoming an AFAC member or supporter, click here.
For more information contact:
Kaylee Healy, Executive Director
Alberta Farm Animal Care
[email protected] | 403.652.5111