Recognition of IGA’s Most Active CRs and RDs
As part of a new initiative, the International Goat Association wishes to officially recognize the most active Country Representatives (CR) and Regional Directors (RD). RDs and CRs are a very important part of IGA, and we greatly appreciate all that they do: promoting IGA and our International Conference on Goats, organizing in-country and regional conferences, soliciting new members, preparing country reports for IGA’s Newsletter, etc.
The Regional Director & Country Representative Committee recently selected the individuals who have done an outstanding job representing IGA in their region or country during the past year, and we wish to congratulate them for their involvement and successes.
The 2017 IGA Achievement Award recipients are Jackie Dunham, CR Canada; Venus Appel, CR Colombia; Héctor Mario Andrade-Montemayor, RD Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean; and Francisco de Asís Ruiz Morales, RD western Europe.
Country Representative for Colombia
Venus holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Miami, a Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida and a specialization in Veterinary Clinical Laboratory from the Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales.
Venus returned to Popayán, Colombia in 2008 where she has worked as a teacher and researcher (emphasis in goat health) at the Veterinary School of the Universidad Antonio Nariño, in a clinical veterinary laboratory and the family farm where she has goats. She is currently part of the board of directors of the recently founded sheep and goat association of the Cauca department.
Want to learn more about our other Country Representatives? Click here.
A great initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Colombia to promote goat milk consumption.
Visit their website for more information about events, news and recipes related to small ruminants. www.lorecomiendaelcordero.com
Special thanks to Venus Appel for bringing this to our attention.
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