Updated Sponsors AFIN AGM Zoom banner March 9, 2023 (1)

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Become an AFIN member to get discounted access to our AGM and conference, or FREE access via Zoom.  Once you renew or purchase your membership you will automatically receive a link to purchase a ticket or register for Zoom. 

Purchase a ticket to attend in person here, we hope to see you there!

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If you are having any issues or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to albertaforages@gmail.com or 587-678-2346.


Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to participate in this year’s meeting and engage with other members, stakeholders, industry professionals and World Class guest presenters! 


Opening Remarks. Surya Acharya – AFIN Chair  
AGM Financial Report (available on Member Pages)
Election of Directors 
Leadership Award Presentation 
Industry Updates
Conference Presentations

Guest Presentations:


University of Saskatchewan | U of S · Animal and Poultry Science
Doctor of Philosophy
Dr. H.A. (Bart) Lardner received his MSc (1993) and PhD (1998) degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Lardner has been an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science at University of Saskatchewan and a Research Scientist with Western Beef Development Centre for over 20 years where his research has focused on cow-calf management and forage and grazing research. His established research program has secured research grants totaling over $10 Million since 2002 and involves projects on water quality, pasture rejuvenation, novel annual and perennial forage species, extensive winter grazing systems, nutrient cycling management in cow-calf system, heifer development and application of genomic technology in breeding systems.


Forage Extension Specialist at Agriculture and Forestry

Alberta Agriculture, and Forestry Forage roles related to grazing, economics and systems thinking that are environmentally regenerative, allow people to have a high quality of life, are financially sound, and create stronger agriculture communities, to create a viable, more risk averse agriculture sector in Alberta that captures new photosynthesis to offset harvest and export of old(coal, oil, gas)/new(green plants over long seasons of growth) photosynthesis for all Albertans benefit.


With a PhD in infectious diseases, Mark has experience as a scientific researcher, inventor and innovator, senior health system administrator, education leader and entrepreneur. A significant portion of Mark’s professional career has also been spent adding value to agriculture products. He has served as the Director of the Emergence Incubator at PEI BioAlliance, Associate Dean of NAIT’s School of Health and Life Sciences, and Executive Director of the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine. Mark is an asset to our leadership team with his diverse skill set, and he looks forward to leading RDAR as Alberta reorganizes producer-led agricultural research from the ground up.


On behalf of the Alberta Forage Industry Association (AFIN), I would like to extend this invitation to you to participate as a sponsor in our upcoming Annual General Meeting & Conference to be held on March 9, 2023, from 9 AM – 4 PM at the Best Western Plus Edmonton Airport Hotel.

The 2023 AGM & Conference theme is:


This exciting event offers a fantastic opportunity to engage with the forage community as we dive into important conversations on the future of forages and the role forages and farm practices play in both human and livestock food consumption.

To maximize engagement, the event is being presented in a hybrid format where participants can choose to attend in-person or online via Zoom. We expect to host 70 in-person attendees while Zoom attendance is unlimited.

By participating in this event, you will have a direct line to our members and network of forage and other agriculture-related producers, operators throughout Alberta. Sponsorship options are summarized in the chart below. If you have any questions or would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at 587-678-2346 or albertaforages@gmail.com

Please indicate your interest in sponsorship participation no later than March 1, 2023. Invoicing will follow your confirmed interest, with payment due on Wednesday, March 9th

Thank you for your consideration. 

Alberta Forage Industry Network (AFIN

  • Gold Sponsorship


  • Silver Sponsorship


  • Bronze Sponsorship