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Registration now open for CFGA’s 13th annual conference
Registration is now open for the 13th annual CFGA conference, which will take place virtually Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 via Zoom. With the theme Cross Pollination: CoCreating Ideas in the Forage Industry, this fully bilingual event offers a program packed with educational sessions on a variety of themes including living labs, grazing management and exports. All sessions will take place in English and French and be held at Eastern Standard Time.
The CFGA is excited to announce that Dr. Frank Mitloehner will open the conference on Nov. 29 with his presentation, Ruminant Livestock, Grasslands and Climate Change - Fact, Fiction and All Things InBetween. Dr. Mitloehner is a professor and air quality specialist in cooperative extension in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). UC Davis recruited him in 2002 to fill its first-ever position focusing on the relationship between livestock and air quality.
His session at the CFGA conference will look at how animal agriculture often shoulders a large part of the blame when it comes to climate change, but that’s because greenhouse gases are not looked at correctly. “While methane is a potent climate pollutant that we can and need to reduce, it warms our atmosphere differently than other gases because of its short lifespan,” says the description of the presentation. “By rethinking methane, we can see that animal agriculture can be on the path to climate neutrality with scalable solutions and give the global community tools to fight global climate change.”
Group Registration Returns
There are three levels of registration available to individuals: VIP, Standard and Student. VIP registration is $300 (plus taxes and fees) and provides a full year of access to all conference proceedings. Standard registration is $150 (plus taxes and fees) and provides one month of access to the conference proceedings. Student registration is $150 (plus taxes and fees) and provides VIP access for a year. Students can also enter the Poster and Infographic Showcase by Nov. 10 for an even deeper discount rate.
Returning this year is a group registration discount of $1,000 when at least 10 people register as VIPs. Gather 10 of your colleagues, association members or neighbours and receive a $1,000 discount for the group. Organizations interested in registering a group of 10 can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.
All registration levels provide access to the conference, the Q&A sessions, panel discussions, trade show and networking opportunities at the time of the event. It’s a win-win-win opportunity!
Student Poster Showcase
The CFGA Student Poster and Infographic Showcase is open for submissions until Nov. 10. Students can showcase their research or planned research on forage or grassland-related topics and submit an infographic or poster, along with a video explaining the research. There is no fee to enter the showcase; however, students who do enter are encouraged to register for the conference for only $50 (plus taxes and fees), which will give all the benefits of VIP access. No poster? No problem! Register for the student rate of $150 (plus taxes and fees) and receive VIP access.
Nominate a Leader
Nominations are now open for the CFGA 2022 Leadership Award. The CFGA Leadership Award recognizes individuals, groups or organizations that exemplify or enhance the goals of the CFGA and whose leadership in the forage and grassland sector has impact of national and/or international significance. People can visit the CFGA Conference Website to submit a nomination by Oct. 20.
Visit the CFGA Conference Website for more information, to view the agenda and to register.