Alberta Farm Animal Care Association

“Partners in Progress: Tools for Success”

Wednesday March 20, 2019

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

TLAER Introductory Course- Dr. Rebecca Gimenez

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch (not provided by AFAC)

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

FCC Meet the Experts Session (By Invite Only)

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Reception- AAA Baron of Beef, Beer Tastings & Trivia Night ($50/ticket)
Thursday March 21, 2019- Moderated by Dianne Finstad (Sponsored by AdFarm)

7:45 am – 8:45 am

AFAC Annual General Meeting

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration Open

9:00 am – 9:10 am

Message from Jamie Curran, Assistant Deputy Minister

9:10 am – 9:30 am

Welcome and AFAC update – Annemarie Pedersen & Cora Scheele

9:30 am – 10:30 am

KEYNOTE: Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue – Dr. Rebecca Gimenez
(Sponsored by the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association)

10:30 am – 11:00 am

MORNING BREAK

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Equine RRSP- Retirement, Rescue, Slaughter and Public Attitudes – Bettina
Bobsien

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Growing Pains (AMU/AMR Panel)- Cassandra Kirkpatrick (Small Flock Owner),
Adam Ovinge (Beekeeper), Tom Inglis (Poultry Vet), Keith Lehman (Chief
Provincial Vet), Darrell Dalton (ABVMA Registrar), Pat Burrage (Mixed Animal
Vet), Greg Bowie (Beef Producer)

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

LUNCH BREAK & AWARDS OF DISTINCTION PRESENTATION

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Regulatory Panel: Sample ALERT Call- Lindsey Anderson- RCMP, Janet Patriquin-
Farmers Advocate, Ken Dean- Alberta SPCA, Shawn McLean- LIS

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Navigating “tough” conversations in animal welfare- Becky Taylor & Sage Pullen
McIntosh (Sponsored by Rural Roots Ag Days & Cole’s Ag Communications)

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAK & EMERGENCY LIVESTOCK HANDLING EQUIPMENT
TRAILER TOUR (Snack in main lobby)

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Poultry Behaviour & Lighting- Karen Schwean Lardner (Sponsored by Poultry
Health Services)

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Feedlot Assessment Tool- Joyce Van Donkersgoed (Sponsored by Alberta Cattle
Feeders’ Association)

4:30 pm

Conference Adjournment
Call Alert Line