MEDIA RELEASE: MD of Greenview Hosts Regional Agricultural Services Board Conference

October 28, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MD of Greenview Hosts Regional Agricultural Services Board Conference

The MD of Greenview recently hosted the Annual Regional Agriculture Service Board Conference on October 22, 2020, in DeBolt, Alberta.  This conference facilitated 88 registrants attending both virtually and in-person and is the first conference of its kind that Greenview has hosted. 

The Regional ASB Conference brings together the 13 Peace Region Municipalities (each municipality only hosting once every 13 years) to hear about topics pertaining to the current agricultural industry as well as some specific to the Peace Region’s Agricultural sector.  Agriculture Service Boards have been operating in Alberta for 75 years with 2020 being the first year having to organize a meeting with both virtual and in-person attendance due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

This year’s agenda included discussion on topics that have been brought up during past ASB Conferences as resolutions and made some new resolutions relevant to current concerns.  The conference had presenters from various organizations. Presenters included MD of Greenview, Kevin Keller; Manager, Economic Development, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Doug Macaulay; Manager, Agriculture Service Board Unit; Kathrine Altman, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry-EMS Emergency Management Officer; Brad Andres, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Emergency Management Section (Director); Laura Stewart, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Specialist; Brice Daly, Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) Field Officer and Karen Wickerson, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Rat and Pest Program Specialist providing updates on information for their respective fields of work.  Conference speakers Darrell Chambers with Bayer Crop Science, Jordan Jensen with the Farm Safety Centre, and Nicole Kimmel (Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist) with Alberta Environment and Parks presented various topics impacting the agriculture industry.

“Greenview remains dedicated to supporting its agricultural producers, and the Regional ASB Conference is a step in making positive change for the industry,” commented Dale Smith. “A lot of hard work and dedication goes into hosting this conference every year, and we would like to thank all of our attendees for their understanding while we worked within the COVID-19 restrictions in presenting this conference.”

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Stacey Sevilla, Manager, Communications and Marketing
Direct: 780.524.7625
stacey.sevilla@mdgreenview.ab.ca     
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