Egg Ambassadors play a vital role for EFA, when it comes to both promoting the provincial egg industry, and educating the public about where their food comes from and how it was produced. More importantly, Egg Ambassadors put a face on egg farming, allowing consumers to make a personal connection with the farmers that provide the food they feed their own families.
Over the past six years, EFA’s Egg Ambassador program has grown from just 8 farmers to well over 40 farmers! The two workshops held this past April in Red Deer and Lethbridge were well attended, attracting 15 new recruits to the Egg Ambassador program. The workshops are a great opportunity for egg farmers to learn how they can get involved, hear from fellow farmers who have been active in the program (a big thank you to Mike Froese for his session at the Red Deer workshop!), and practice engaging the public and answering common questions.
With the busy event season just around the corner, EFA looks forward to seeing our Egg Ambassadors in action! EFA is always looking for new recruits, and will be holding workshops again next spring. If you’d ever like to learn more about the program or talk about how you can get involved, please don’t hesitate to contact David or Angie at the EFA office.