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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.

Keynote Speaker

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 conference@canadianfg­ 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.

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