Nominations sought for AFAC’s Awards of Distinction

Awards recognize individuals or groups who have made exceptional contributions to livestock welfare

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Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) is seeking nominations for its Awards of Distinction.

The award program was initiated in 2001 to recognize individuals or groups who have made exceptional contributions in the field of livestock welfare. Those who:

  • Promote responsible, humane animal care within the livestock industry;
  • Engage in discussion with the public about today’s animal agriculture;
  • Monitor and participate in issues and legislation that affect animal care;
  • Encourage research relevant to farm animal care.

Award winners work hard to advance the mandate of AFAC and the welfare of livestock in Alberta. They apply new, innovative ideas and management practices to improve and ensure high standards of animal well-being. They understand the public’s need for assurance that the farm animals are raised humanely. They can be held up as examples of those who are making a difference.

Nominees must demonstrate a strong commitment to others through contributions to his or her community or society, and be recognized by peers as having reached a high level of accomplishment and expertise in his or her field.

There are many talented individuals and organizations that deserve to be recognized for their outstanding achievements. If you know an individual or an organization whose contributions to animal care enhance their community and inspire others, please take a few minutes to summarize (in letter format) why you believe they deserve the award. Please address the accomplishments of the nominee as outlined above.

Email nominations or fax the information to 403-663-3035 (Attention: Lorna Baird). For more information, contact the AFAC office at 403-662-8050.

The nomination deadline is Feb. 15.

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