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NEWS & MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


08 / 01 / 2014

 

 

Notice of Annual General Meeting

 

Lacombe, Alberta (January 8, 2014) – The Alberta Federation of Agriculture is holding its first annual general meeting since implementing significant 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, AB

 

Media Registration:

To register, please contact Sheryl Rae, Executive Director, at
sheryl.rae@AFAonline.ca

 

 

For More information, please contact:

(Mr.) Lynn Jacobson, President at 403-894-5208

Sheryl Rae, Executive Director at 403-505-4625

 

 

Alberta Federation of Agriculture is Alberta's largest producer funded general farm organization. Whenever decisions are being made that affect the province's agricultural industry, we're there, providing an effective voice for Alberta's farmers. For more information on AFA,please visit our website at: www.afaonline.ca