Thursday, 12 October 2017 06:32

ABP Fall Producer Meetings in full force

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ABP prides itself on being an organization of producers, run by producers, speaking and working on behalf of the cattle and beef producers in Alberta.

The ABP believe that one of our highest priorities is communicating with grassroots producers and taking direction from these producers on the issues, priorities, and activities that we should be pursuing on their behalf.  Their most effective venues for listening and speaking to producers are the Fall Producer Meetings that we hold in nine zones across the province in late October and early November each year. They try to make the meetings as convenient as possible for producers to attend and this year they have 25 meetings in locations intended to keep travel time down for producers.
The fall meetings are where producers elect delegates who will bring issues and concerns from their zone to the ABP Board of Directors and general meetings. The meetings also provide the opportunity for producers to speak directly to ABP producer representative delegates and directors about issues and concerns. We try to have at least one member of the Executive or the Executive Director at every fall meeting. They label themselves as a grassroots organization and they want producers to leave the fall meetings feeling like the meeting was worthwhile, their voice was heard, and they were able to provide direction to ABP.
In addition to advertisements in papers and on the radio, fall meeting dates, times, and locations can be found on the website and at the back of the ABP Annual Report that is delivered to all producers on our mailing list. They encourage producers to come to a meeting and participate in setting the direction.
Meetings (all start at 7 p.m. with a free supper starting at 6 p.m.)
Zone 1: October 25-Medicine Hat; Medicine Hat Feeding Company; October 26-Brooks, Bow Slope Shipping Company
Zone 2: October 23-Fort Macleod, Southern Alberta Livestock Exchange.
Zone 4: October 24-Castor Legion; October 26-Hardisty Community Hall; October 29-Pollockville Community Hall.

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