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2018 AFFPA Conference

February 22 & 23, 2018

At the Pomeroy Inn & Suites, Olds College Campus, Olds, Alberta


2018 Tentative Agenda


There are 2 easy ways to register for the 2018 conference:

Register and pay online using your credit card via  Eventbrite

or

Download and print form below and mail it back to us with your cheque

2018 Registration Form   

Box 20, Site 3, RR 1
Okotoks, AB T1S 1A1

AFFPA/AFMA Members Single Registration - 2 Days

  • $225.00 

Non- Members Single Registration - 2 Days

  • $275.00 

AFFPA/AFMA Members Single Registration - 1 Day

  • $125.00 

Non- Members Single Registration - 1 Day

  • $150.00

AFFPA Members Farm Unit Pair

  • -$40.00 for second person for 2 day registration 
  • -$20.00 for second person for 1 day registration 

Non- Members Farm Unit Pair

  • -$40.00 for second person for 2 day registration
  • -$20.00 for second person for 1 day registration


Farm to Market Conference Exhibitor and Sponsorship - Deadline January 31, 2018
  • AFFPA or AFMA Member- Trade Show and General Event Sponsor   $550.00
  • AFFPA or AFMA Member - Trade Show only                                        $400.00

  • Non Member - Trade Show and General Event Sponsor                      $650.00

  • Non Member - Trade Show only                                                           $500.00

  • Add additional attendee                                                                        $190.00

     


    Farm to Market Conference Corporate Sponsorship

The Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association (AFFPA) started in 1985 with its original incorporation as Alberta Market Gardeners Association.  We are a membership-driven non-profit organization representing the interests of farm direct market growers.  Our mission is “Bringing fresh, healthy, local food and farm experiences to Alberta Communities by connecting local farms and local people.”  

The Alberta Farmers’ Market Association (AFMA) is also a membership-driven, non-profit organization representing the interests of member markets, vendors, sponsors and other supportive organizations through advocacy, education, promotion and innovation.  Please visit our website at www.albertamarkets.com  

Our two organizations have many things in common and are partnering up for again for a second year to present the “2018 Farm to Market Conference”.   Our grant money for was eliminated this year so our need is greater this year to cover speaker costs and expenses.   

On behalf of the Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association (AFFPA) and the Alberta Farmers’ Market Association (AFMA), we are looking for sponsorship for this exciting conference to be held February 22 and 23, 2018 at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Olds, Alberta.  

Sponsors will be recognized during the event, in the registration package, and in our newsletter and social media feeds.  


Bronze Sponsor                                    $200.00

 

Silver Sponsor                                       $500.00

 

Gold Sponsor                                       $1000.00

 

Platinum Spon                                      $1500.00

 






    December 9, 2015

    The Honourable Rachel Notley
    Premier of Alberta
    307 Legislature Building
    10800 - 97 Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2B6

    An open letter to the Honourable R. Notley and Members of the Cabinet,

    The Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association (AFFPA) is a non-profit organization representing a collective of direct-marketing growers and farmers across Alberta. Our membership is made up of mainly small- and medium-sized farms. These are farms that employ seasonal labour in the busy seasons, and contribute substantially to building their local communities.

    Our membership and board of directors are vehemently opposed to the implementation of Bill 6 “Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act”, as currently written. The amendments implemented during the second reading of the bill are insufficient to protect the majority of our members from dire consequences, should this bill pass. Many members have expressed serious concerns, including the likelihood that this bill would render their operations untenable. Prior to proceeding with the legislative process, we implore the Notley government to conduct extensive consultation with farmers, growers, ranchers and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector who will be directly affected by this legislation. The details of the bill need to be developed in conjunction with the farming community and not imposed upon us without collaboration.

    Clarification and consultation around the specifics of Bill 6 are crucial, and the amendments that your government has announced are not adequate to deal with the deficiencies in the proposed legislation.

    We are asking that the Government of Alberta suspend all action on Bill 6. Work with us and other agricultural organizations to find solutions that enhance farm safety and still ensure that farmers can maintain their livelihoods.

    Finally, your government published a list of organizations whom you claim to have consulted with during the development stages of Bill 6; AFFPA is on this list. While two board members did attend a “Farm Safety” meeting in March 2015, no details of Bill 6 were revealed, and no requests for input from our association were made. This is not a consultation and we are disappointed to see this false information published.

    Regards,
    Jered Serben, President
    Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association

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