Egg Farmers of Alberta recently hosted its 48th Annual General Meeting, which was incredibly successful thanks to wonderful attendance by egg farmers and industry stakeholders from across Canada, and the hard work of the EFA staff. Egg farmers shared positive feedback about the use of a parliamentarian to lead the session, who helped keep the meeting running smoothly and efficiently. The EFA Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who attended, and looks forward to serving the industry in the coming year.

On March 15, at the first meeting of the new EFA Board, Directors discussed the importance of being a committed member of the Board and our renewed commitment to serve Alberta egg farmers. The Board identified four key themes that will drive us forward in the next year, as we strive for continuous improvement and to represent the industry with the respect and values expected of us: professional, integrity, trust and unified. The Board will relate back to these themes and take the high road while representing EFA in public or within the industry.

The EFA Board of Directors has appointed Peter Waldner to the Board, to fill the Director position vacated by Meb Gilani. The appointment, which has been approved the Marketing Council, will run until the 2018 AGM.

Mark your calendars and save the date – the EFA Board and staff will be travelling the province this June, to provide egg farmers and industry stakeholders with updates and valuable information at our June Regional Meetings.  To help make these meetings more accessible, and to keep them at a size that allows for effective discussion and engagement, a new meeting location is being added in Brooks!  Meeting invitations with additional details will be sent out soon, and you can check out the calendar of events in this issue of EggNotes.