For three days, producers, industry, government representatives and Alberta Beef Producer (ABP) delegates tackled big issues impacting the province’s cattle industry. The annual general meeting was held in Calgary Dec. 3 to 5 and included speakers, resolution debates and elections.
“This was a very good and productive AGM. Our delegates were attentive and active through the presentations, discussions, elections and resolutions debate,” said Rich Smith, executive director.
Speakers covered a wide range of topics and did an excellent job of defining the challenges and highlighting the opportunities for the year to come. The delegates heard interesting and informative presentations from Cargill, JBS, and the Land Use Secretariat. AdFarm reviewed the Alberta Beef: Famous Taste campaign and updates from partner organizations were given.
The 2013 executive was elected. Doug Sawyer (Pine Lake) was re-elected chair, Greg Bowie (Ponoka) moved to vice-chair and John Buckley (Cochrane) has joined the executive team as finance chair.
ABP also welcomes the newly elected 2013 board of directors: Cecilie Fleming (Granum), Brian Chomlak (Beauvallon), Rick McKnight (Jarvie), Howard Bekkering (Vauxhall), Bob Lowe(Nanton), Brian Edge (Cochrane), Judy Fenton (Irma), Rob Somerville (Endiang), Chris Simpson (Bentley), John Bland (Strathmore), Larry Delver (Calgary), Mark Francis (Taber) and Roland Cailliau (Valleyview).