Producers from around the province came together in Camrose, Alberta, September 27, 28, and 29, to celebrate their involvement in Alberta's goat industry. The event kicked off with a BBQ and social Friday night, and although the weather was nippy it, didn't dampen producers' spirits as everyone enjoyed the food, catching up with their fellow producers and making new friends.
AGBA honoured retiring AGBA director, Myrna Coombs, for her dedication and long time service to growing the goat industry in Alberta. AGBA presented her with a plaque in appreciation.
Honourable Verlyn Olsen, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, attended the convention and spoke to producers. He congratulated them on their commitment to their industry organization and on how far AGBA had grown in the last few years. He encouraged them to come together at functions like this to learn and network, and he praised the example of leadership that Myrna Coombs had set for the industry and encouraged producers to support those that step forward to lead; it is a tough job.
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