Catalyst for progress: Wrapping up a great #LCC2018
Working together. Breaking down silos. Pushing the pace of innovation. Telling our story.
These are just a few among many areas of advancement discussed and showcased at the 2018 Livestock Care Conference, which was attended by over 200 people representing many key sectors and stakeholders of the Alberta livestock industry and farm animal care community.
The conference featured a number of top speakers and addressed many hot topics shaping the future of farm animal care in the province.
The number one take home message: Don’t stop here . . . take the information, messages and momentum from this conference and keep pushing the pace of progress.
This was reinforced in many talks, including a wrap-up session on Engaging the Public – How to Tell YOUR story, led by Annemarie Pedersen AFAC Executive Director and followed by a case study example from by Kristen Hall, AFAC Marketing and Membership Coordinator (who is also B-E-O of a bee operation, Bee My Honey, who is a big
BEE-liever in social media and other tools to tell your story).
AFAC has come a long way over 25 years. So has its signature event – the Livestock Care Conference. Just as important as the organization and the conference are the people who make up the industry that drives both.
Many speakers at #LCC2018 touched on the theme of celebrating the past while embracing the future. The work that the livestock industry in Alberta embraces to promote animal welfare and collaborative approaches plays significant a role in the future of animal agriculture in the province. It’s a role that has never been more important as AFAC looks ahead to the next 25 years.