AFAC LCC

PREP for Livestock Emergencies

Plan, Respond, Evaluate, Progress

2022 Livestock Care Conference

March 2022

News Release:

October 18, 2021

Livestock Care Conference 2022 offers something for everyone

 

Alberta Farm Animal Care is planning the annual Livestock Care Conference (LCC) for 2022 knowing that things will be changing frequently between October and March.

“We have hosted LCC virtually for the last two years, and while our Plan A is to have people together again in Olds, we are building in flexibility and options to manage any situation COVID throws our way,” says Annemarie Pedersen, AFAC Executive Director.

The theme is PREP for Livestock Emergencies (Plan, Respond, Evaluate, Progress) and will include emergency planning discussions, panels, experts, producer and industry leaders who will share their own experiences and a table top workshop on crisis planning.

The pre-conference activities are two online Lunch n’ Learn sessions March 8 and 10, followed by a three-day conference Tuesday, March 15 to Thursday, March 17, 2022 in the Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Olds, Alberta.

Tuesday starts with the extremely popular Meet the Experts student mentorship session in the morning.  The conference kicks off Tuesday afternoon with Rebecca Gimenez Husted as our keynote speaker providing a high-level look at livestock emergency planning, prep and management.  The next two days will follow the emergency planning process from preparation, to managing an emergency as it is happening, and then evaluating and learnings post-event.

“The conference planning team is taking their own advice and planning for change,” says Pedersen. “While the ideal situation is to have everyone together for the conference, we have Plans B & C in the wings to reduce numbers and contact, as well as the ability to revert most of the program to virtual if needed.”

As well, anyone wishing to attend the LCC 2022 virtually will be able to register for a special ticket that will give them access to all of the session recordings shortly after they take place, providing those outside of Alberta the same access they had for LCC 2021. “We were thrilled to see people from all across western Canada attend the LCC last year and we hope to continue that trend,” says Pedersen.

Registration, sponsor and exhibitor packages will be available soon; some sessions and offers will have limited availability. Sign up for the AFAC mailing list today to be notified when more information becomes available.  Further updates to be posted on this website and follow us on social media for speaker, program and agenda announcements and more.

 

All conference photos from pre-Covid LCCs.