Annemarie Pedersen is the new executive director of Alberta Farm Animal Care. Pedersen is an agricultural communications expert and a former industry relations director with Canada Beef.
The livestock welfare organization, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year, promotes best practices in livestock care and handling. Among the programs it supports is the ALERT Line, which allows people to anonymously report animals that are in distress or may be suffering from abuse, and the Emergency Livestock Handling Equipment Trailers.
Its annual Livestock Care Conference will be held in Olds on March 14-15.