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Young Alberta Dairy Farmers Unite to Succeed
June 10, 2015

Forty young dairy farmers from across the province recently joined together to prepare and set the stage for the future at the Next Generation Forum in Red Deer, Alberta.
Hosted by Alberta Milk, the event challenged attendees to think beyond the end of their driveway and see what leadership means in the dairy industry in Alberta. The event was targeted to those wanting to take over the family farm or start their own.

“It was a great opportunity to be in an environment where people my age could ask questions and be a part of an open discussion about the dairy industry and the future we can create together,” says Brittany Derksen, attendee.

Speakers from across the country joined to help inspire and educate the farmers. Presentations ranged from big picture themes like governance and national issues, to on-farm topics like animal care and welfare and succession planning

“The next generation of dairy farmers are the biggest asset we have,” says Chairman Tom Kootstra. “Events like these help not only educate current or future farmers, but ensure that they connect with others in their same position so they can rely on one another for support.”

For more information please contact Karlee Conway, Corporate Communications for Alberta Milk at (780) 453-5942 or click here.

 

Source – Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

 



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