My name is Conrad Vanessen, and I am a proud 1st generation egg farmer. I have been farming since 2011 and have been an egg farmer since 2014. My layers are raised in a free-run barn. I also raise veal calves and grow a variety of crops on my farm near Coaldale, Alberta. I got into the egg industry via EFA’s New Entrant Program and have learned the industry by being in the barn as a hands-on egg farmer every day, giving me invaluable first-hand experience and a unique perspective.
I have served as a EFA director for the past two years. The second year I have taken on the role as the chair for the EFA board. I believe I am a valuable Director with Egg Farmers of Alberta because I am a results-oriented person with a proven ability to get things done. I am a team player, who works hard for the best interests of all producers.
There are many challenges and opportunities facing the egg industry. I believe I bring a variety of good ideas and perspectives to the Board table. I believe that working collaboratively with government, other provincial boards, as well as with our national organization, we can conquer challenges and capitalize on opportunities.