Alberta Federation of Agriculture AGM
By Alberta Federation of Agriculture
Jan. 8, 2014, Lacombe, AB - The Alberta Federation of Agriculture is holding its first annual general meeting since implementing organizational changes in 2013. This year's theme is "Change ... Challenge ... Opportunity".
In May 2013, the association's name changed from Wild Rose Agricultural Producers to more appropriately capture the diversity of its membership. Commodity groups, not-for profit agricultural organizations, agri-businesses and non-voting patrons are now eligible for membership in addition to producers.
Alberta farmers and agricultural industry leaders from across the country will convene to review policy and developments on a range of issues important to the agricultural sector. Agenda highlights include presentations by Jack Wilkinson, former president of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers; JP Gervais, Chief Agricultural Economist for Farm Credit Canada; and Ron Bonnett, President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.
Delegates will also hear from representatives of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, WCB, Western Grains Research Foundation and the Farm Implement Board. Mark Hemmes, President of Quorum Corporation, will share insight about the grain handling transportation system.
What: AFA Annual General Meeting and Convention
When: January 20 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Registration and Welcome Reception; January 21 at 8:15 am to January 22 at 1:00 pm, Meeting
Where: Banff Park Lodge, 222 Lynx Street, Banff, Alta.