Profile – Susan Schafers
My name is Susan Schafers, and I am the Chair of Egg Farmers of Alberta’s Board of Directors. I am in my 10th year as a Director with EFA.
I have been an egg farmer for most of my adult life. Growing up on an egg farm provided me the roots for my love of agriculture. I am an Albertan through and through, having been born in Edmonton and now calling Stony Plain home, where I live with my three children. I enjoy spending time with my kids, kayaking, crafting, baking, camping with friends and family, and travelling.
I believe it was important for me to become a Director so that I could help shape the Alberta egg industry. I enjoy working with other egg farmers and learning more about our industry. I believe EFA is successful because we take a forward-looking and proactive approach. We work in collaboration with egg farmers and the rest of the egg industry, and prepare egg farmers on a variety of issues so they can plan for changes in the future.
Looking ahead, I believe that we are going to see an even greater interest from consumers and other stakeholders in how we farm. Technology continues to evolve rapidly, and social media is playing a larger role all the time.