Partners in progress
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 we look after livestock and how we communicate that message,” says Dianne Finstad, the renowned ag & rodeo media personality, who served as MC and moderator for the LCC.
Whether it’s business or sports or entertainment, so often we hear people when celebrating their success give credit to the whole team behind them that made it possible, she notes. “The same is true for success achieved in the field of livestock care but also applies to the challenges ahead. No one group can go forward alone. It really does take a team. That’s what AFAC wants to acknowledge with its theme: ‘Partners in Progress: Tools for Success’”
As the various partners from all aspects of the livestock world come together for the LCC, that in itself is an accomplishment, she says. “As someone who has covered ag for many years, to see so many people from all parts of our industry across the various commodities and livestock groups here in one spot is outstanding. That in itself is a real win.”
The conference is an opportunity for attendees to share experiences, make connections, learn about new research, update their toolbox and to work for even better achievements in the years ahead, she says. It’s also about looking to the future. “That’s why student involvement is so important. It is excellent to see such a strong student participation in this year’s conference.” Questions, dialogue and conversation across generations and across the industry are a key part of the energy that makes LCC a must attend for many across the farm animal care community.