2018 AGA Conference
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Our main speaker at this years conference is Tina Varughese!
Tina Varughese, President, tWorks
"50 Shades of Beige: Selling Goat Products to All Cultures"
Described as a ‘dynamic, engaging, knowledgeable and humorous speaker.
Tina is often rated as ‘the best speaker of the conference’. Her interactive approach is insightful and her delivery is highly entertaining. She breaks down barriers to create a comfortable and fun space where people ask the questions they might otherwise be afraid to ask.
For fifteen years Tina Varughese, B.A., B.Comm., worked with immigrants in her roles with the Province of Alberta’s immigration office as well as running her own successful relocation and settlement firm. She is a contributing writer for the Human Resource Institute of Alberta’s Network magazine, Calgary Real Estate News, Home to Home magazine and nationally syndicated Mompreneur Magazine.
Tina has been the face of diversity, literally, when she was chosen to be in Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty representing beauty in diversity. With two kids, five fish and one husband, she resides in Calgary where she recently began hip hop classes.
2018 membership fees are now due. Renew to get the new password for our "Members Only" pages.
Dr Michael Levy
Proud to be apart of these wonderful organizations
About the AGA
The Alberta Goat Association (AGA) was registered as a non-profit society on February 14, 1970 by a small group of goat breeders who wished to have an official club to serve their interests.
In 2012 the Board of Directors with the support of the membership undertook an ambitious plan to further the goals and ambitions of the Alberta Goat industry, recognizing that the industry had grown beyond the original mandate to include producers of all types of goats: dairy, meat and fibre. The mandate of the AGA changed to acknowledge the ever increasing workload of the volunteer board to have the industry recognized as a whole to government, the Alberta agricultural industry and the public at large.
As of May 2018 there are 50 members from across Alberta. A board of ten directors implements the objectives of the association and members take part in an annual general meeting. AGA activities include seminars, shows, displays, demonstrations, and information services with a primary focus on the AGA Convention and Production Sale held in the Fall.
AGA news and other goat related articles and information are available in the AGA's official monthly communication e-newsletter "Goat Droppings" and in the bimonthly magazine "GoatKeeper", as well as on this site.
The AGA works closely with Alberta Agriculture and Food and the Diversified Livestock Fund of Alberta to further the goat industry. As well, the AGA is a voting member of the Canadian National Goat Federation and a supporting member of the Alberta Farm Animal Care and the International Goat Association.Contact us here.