Committees

The Egg Farmers of Alberta Board of Directors has created several committees, to help tackle many of the most important issues facing the egg industry.  EFA committees include EFA Board and staff members, other Alberta egg farmers and industry experts, who work together to guide various strategic initiatives.

Grader Advisory Committee

Members: Susan Gal (Chair), Ben Waldner, John Richter, Dave Stahl

The Grader Advisory Committee was formed in 2007, to provide input and recommendations with respect to grader supply concerns and programs.

Production Management Committee

Members: [Back] Jenna Griffin, Elie Hofer, Susan Gal (Chair), Ben Waldner, Dr. Darko Mitevski, Mike Froese [Front] Eli Entz, Christina Robinson, Dr. Colleen Christianson [Missing] Brad Jones

The Production Management Committee was formed in 2010, to promote the development of leading edge production practices in the areas of on-farm food safety, animal welfare, environmental stewardship and egg quality.  The PMC also reviews proposed changes to the national Start Clean – Stay Clean (food safety) program and Animal Care Program, providing input on behalf of EFA.

Research Committee

Members: [Back] Mike Stahl, John Richter, Jack Wipf, Jenna Griffin [Front] Susan Schafers, Susan Gal (Chair)

EFA recognizes the importance and need for research.  EFA provides funding to support quality, relevant scientific research, to help ensure the continued viability of the egg industry in Alberta.  Formed in 2002, the Research Committee’s purpose is to strategize, review and encourage research that enhances egg production or the egg industry.  Research priorities are established by engaging all appropriate stakeholders, including producer, grader, processor, researcher, industry and government representatives, and are reviewed every three years.