Alberta-based rancher, cattle industry consultant and Alberta Farmer columnist Brenda Schoepp has been appointed to the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) board of directors.
Schoepp has been involved in agriculture and food for 35 years in many leadership roles. She currently is on the board of Farm Credit Canada. Schoepp is the founder of Women in Search of Excellence with a mandate of “Women empowering women to grow food, protect environments, strengthen trade and secure financial independence for themselves, their families and their communities.” She works globally with men and women in agriculture, food and trade, as a consultant or mentor.
Schoepp was named One of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People by Venture Magazine and in 2012 was awarded a Nuffield Agricultural Scholarship for Canada. Schoepp ranches in Alberta managing a grazing and equine rescue operation.
The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute is an independent, unbiased policy forum that is dedicated to the success of Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector. CAPI identifies emerging issues, promotes dialogue and advances alternative solutions to agricultural issues.
Last year CAPI issued a report calling for major changes to the Canadian cattle- and beef-marketing system.