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.

Production Management Committee

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Production Management Committee

MEMBERS [photo is out-of-date]: Farmers: Eli Entz (Homeland Colony), Dan Vandenborn (Vandenborn Farms), Conrad Vanessen (Vanessen Enterprises), Matthew Wipf (Springside Colony), Sammy Wurz (Rochfort Colony) / Staff: Susan Gal, Jenna Griffin, Carley Frerichs

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

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Research Committee

MEMBERS [photo is out-of-date]: Farmers: Susan Schafers (STS Farms), Mike Stahl (Rosalind Colony), Beatrice Visser (Gleanbea Farms), Ben Wipf (Silver Spring Colony) / Industry: Val Carney (University of Alberta – Poultry Research Centre) / Staff: Susan Gal, Jenna Griffin, Carley Frerichs

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.