AFAC LCC

LCC 2021 Agenda

“Are We There Yet?”

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

12:00 – 2:00 PM MST

Meet The Experts – Student Networking

 

(Closed Event)

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Workshop

12:00 – 4:00 PM MST

Conference registrants must pre-register. Workshop will not be recorded.

This workshop is worth 4 CE credits for veterinarians and veterinarian technicians.

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How would you respond to a Serious Animal Disease outbreak? – AHEM Project

How could a serious animal disease outbreak affect your livestock operation? Whether the outbreak is on your property, a neighboring property or province, you will be significantly affected! To minimize these impacts everyone — government officials, association staff and producers — must play their role with maximum effectiveness. Learn more about your roles and responsibilities in this outbreak simulation workshop hosted by the Animal Health Emergency Management Project.

Facilitator: Todd Bergen-Henengouwen – AHEM Activity Lead

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

12:00 – 2:30 PM MST

All speakers & Q&A’s will be recorded for viewing access by conference registrants post-session.

12:00 – 12:20 PM MST

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Welcome & Opening Remarks

Featuring welcome messages from:

Moderator, Dianne Finstad

AFAC Chair, Cora Scheele

and more!

12:20 – 1:15 PM MST

Jody Carrington

Dr. Jody Carrington – Keynote

Resilient Teams – In the middle of navigating a global pandemic while serious, overdue conversations about systemic oppression abound, the word “burnout” has been used to describe the emotional fatigue that has set into so many organizations. Jody will walk through how to reconnect any time by remembering this: when they’re acknowledged, they will rise. Specific strategies to shift cultures and productivity will be at the forefront of this game-changing talk.

 

Q&A to follow.

1:15 – 1:45 PM                            BREAK – Award of Distinction: Innovation

1:45 -2:30 PM MST

Martine Fraser – ACFA

Stressors in Ag & Wellbeing Strategies from Au coeur des familles agricoles (ACFA)

 

Q&A to follow.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

12:00 – 4:00 PM MST

Conference registrants must pre-register. Workshop will not be recorded.

This workshop is worth 4 CE credits for veterinarians and veterinarian technicians.

 

Difficult Conversations & Challenging Situations

“Agriculture today has many touch points with the public. From conversations on social media to on-farm activism, these can be difficult, stressful encounters.  The goal of this workshop is to teach communication skills that can change the feeling of these interactions from painful to positive”.

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Becky Taylor is returning to the LCC after a very successful presentation last year on  “Navigating Tough Conversations in Animal Welfare.” In the workshop she will teach us how to use communication skills that help us get our point across, hear another persons perspective and keep ourselves in control. These skills, when applied in conversation, create meaningful dialogue that is rewarding and productive, even when the topic is challenging.

Joining us this year and in concert with Becky’s seminar, Corporal Lindsey Anderson will explain the legal rights of landowners when people come onto their property, whether as activists or to commit a crime. What their recommendations are for the best ways to handle the situation and what you can do to prepare before someone comes on to your property with malintent. She will also provide a synopsis of current rural crime trends.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

12:00 – 2:30 PM MST

All speakers & Q&A’s will be recorded for viewing access by conference registrants post-session.

12:10 – 1:00 PM MST

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Christian Nawroth

Human-Directed Behavior in Farm Animals

 

Q&A to follow

1:00 – 1:30 PM                               BREAK – Award of Distinction: Communications

1:30 – 2:25 PM MST

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Heather Neave

Understanding Feelings, Likes and Wants of Livestock & Their Application in Management

 

Q&A to follow.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

12:00 – 2:25 PM MST

All speakers & Q&A’s will be recorded for viewing access by conference registrants post-session.

12:10 – 1:15 PM MST

Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

 

CRSB will be sharing what progress and continuous improvements they’re working towards in the current world climate.

1:15 – 1:45 PM                              BREAK

1:45 – 2:25 PM MST

SPEAKER TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

12:00 – 2:25 PM MST

All speakers & Q&A’s will be recorded for viewing access by conference registrants post-session.

12:10 – 1:00 PM MST

Producer Panel

From Here to There:  A moderated discussion among producers from aspects of the livestock industry on how they’ve shifted their focus and approach over the years, and also what multi-generational farms have done to ease (or the difficulties in easing) the transition from one generation to the next.

Producers:

Donovan Kitt – The Homestead

Heini Hehli – Mosnang Holsteins

Jasmin Bautz – Country Log Ranch

Jill Burkhardt – Crooked Lake Farm

 

Q&A to follow

1:00 – 1:30 PM                               BREAK – Award of Distinction: Industry Leadership

1:30 – 2:25 PM MST

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Jackie Wapruk – NFACC

Codes of Practice development & overview

 

Q&A to follow

Thursday, March 25, 2021

12:00 – 4:00 PM MST

Conference registrants must pre-register. Workshop will not be recorded.

This workshop is worth 4 CE credits for veterinarians and veterinarian technicians.

Talk, Ask, Listen – Do More Ag

The Talk, Ask, Listen workshop is a 4 hour session created and facilitated by Do More Ag. The workshop provides information on topics such as:

  • The signs and symptoms of mental illness, anxiety, depression, stress, and substance use, including the unique statistics and factors the agriculture industry experiences.
  • What support looks like for mental health in the agriculture sector, depending on your level of education, experience, and training.
  • How to prepare and have conversations with a fellow producer, or family member who you identify may be experiencing a mental health challenge.
  • How to support others producers as well as yourself, and how to access ag-specific resources.
  • Self care and prevention strategies for mental wellness in agriculture.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

12:00 – 2:25 PM MST

All panels & Q&A’s will be recorded for viewing access by conference registrants post-session.

12:10 – 1:00 PM MST

Media Panel

From Here to There: A look at how much has changed related to the conversation around livestock care and welfare from an ag media perspective – how it was covered, changes in practices, and what people are interested in today versus in decades past.

Media:

Alexis Kienlen

Barbara (Duckworth) Thompson

Lee Hart

 

Q&A to follow

1:00 – 1:15 PM                              BREAK

1:15 – 1:30 PM                              Conference Summary – Dianne Finstad

1:30 – 2:10 PM MST

Perspectives

Featuring submissions from members in all aspects of the livestock industry, this video presentation asks three questions: What is a challenge you faced in 2020? What is a success you had in 2020? And finally, what learnings are you taking into 2021?

 

2:10 – 2:25 PM MST

Conference Adjournment

Closing messages by AFAC Executive Director, Annemarie Pederson and moderator, Dianne Finstad

For more information on each speaker, go to our Speakers page!