The comprehensive 2015 Livestock Care Conference features something for everyone connected to the livestock industry, whether it’s producers, consumers or anyone else interested in food production. Meet the Experts is a session directed at agriculture post-secondary students.
Kristen Hall is the Marketing and Communications Manager with Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) and she encourages students to attend, adding: “Before I started working at AFAC I actually went through the Meet the Experts session and this was so beneficial to me. That’s how I decided that I wanted to work for AFAC.
Hall says students attending the session will have a great opportunity for networking as well as meeting industry professionals. The forum will include representatives from FarmOn, veterinary medicine, professors/teachers, researchers, and even a beekeeper.
The Livestock Care Conference is on March 26 and 27 at the Calgary Stampede Grounds. Meet the Experts takes place on the afternoon of March 26.
Keynote speakers as well as a diversified panel are featured on March 27. Hall explains that because AFAC is a multispecies organization it is important to include as many different species as possible. The panel will have representation from goat producers, beekeepers, bison producers and someone from the growing rabbit industry.
Hall urges producers to attend the Livestock Care Conference. Registration details are at the AFAC conference website – http://lcc.afac.ab.ca.