Up Coming Events:

7th Annual AGA Convention 

October 26-28th,

Evergreen Park, 

Grande Prairie, Alberta

Alberta Goat Association, 2018 Conference Schedule, Evergreen Park, Grande Prairie, Alberta, October 26-28th

Friday

4:00 pm – Conference sign in/Registration/Social

4:00 pm – Trade Show/Silent Auction opens

4:50 pm – Welcome, Introductions, Sponsors, Safety

5:00 – 6:00 pm – Dr. Cordell Young – General Herd Health

6:00 - 6:30 pm – Light dinner/finger food and beverages

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Each goat specialty within the industry will talk to the conference about their product. Breakout sessions will follow to learn more and talk with the leader in the goat industry.

  • John – Fibre; Patrick – Dairy; Stacy – Meat; Stuart Chutter – Weed Control

8:30 – 10:00 pm – Social

Saturday

8:00 am – Registration opens

9:00 am – Welcome, Introductions, Sponsors, Safety

9:30 – 10:30 am – Anne Brunet-Burgess – Traceability update from Canadian Cattle Identification Agency

10:30 – 10:45 am – Nutrition break

10:45 – 12:00 pm – Dr. Michel Levy – Gastro Intestinal Parasites in Goats – University of Calgary-Veterinary Medicine

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 pm – Andrew Campbell – Why It Matters to Build Public Trust – The Fresh Air Farmer

2:15 – 2:30 pm – Coffee Break

2:30 – 3:00 pm – Dessa Nicholson – Veterinary Services Initiatives (VSI) – Saddle Hills County

3:00 – 3:30 pm – Peace Country Beef and Forage Association – Grass and Grazing

3:30 – 3:45 pm – Alberta Goat Association – Membership

3:45 – 4:00 pm – Coffee Break

4:00 – 5:15 pm – AGA Annual General Meeting

While the AGM is on, the doors will open to the new Canadian community of Grande Prairie, who will be joining us to learn more about our industry, attend supper and the evening presentation by TWorks, and socialize/make contacts.  Non-members are encouraged to mingle, share your knowledge and attend the trade show.

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Buffet supper from the Encana Centre kitchens, with Goat Curry cooked by Chef Moe of Butter Chicken restaurant, Fairview, Alberta

7:00 – 8:00 pm – Tina Varughese – 50 Shades of Beige: Selling Goat Products to All Cultures – Tworks

8:30 pm – Trade Show closes; Silent Auction ends.  Winners announced.

8:00 – 12:00 am – Social

Sunday

8:00 am – Doors open, trade show, registration

9:00 – 9:30 am – Dr. Leisa Florieani – Goat Necropsy in Drysdale Arena, skyped to Clarkson Hall – Fairview Veterinary Clinic

9:30 – 10:00 am – Dr. Joanna Schoorl – Animal First Aid – Fairview Veterinary Clinic

10:00 – 10:15 am – Nutrition Break

10:15 – 10:45 am – Melodi Mackinnon – Hoof Trimming Demo – Rafter LC Goats

11:00 am – Convention Ends

   Auctions:

 Olds Auction Mart

Olds, AB, 403-556-3655

Every Tuesday 


Beaver Hill Auction

Tofield, AB, 780-622-9384

Every 2nd and 4th Monday

Sekura Auction

Westlock, AB, 877-349-3153

Every 1st. and 3rd. Monday