Did you know producers in Alberta can join AFA for only $125 a year?
For that, you get not only a voice and a vote on decisions and policy that impact agriculture, you’ll also enjoy these member benefits from our corporate partners:
• significant Chrysler fleet discounts on new vehicles, which can translate into savings of thousands of dollars
• enhanced coverage and member savings on The Co-operators Insurance
• 10% off purchases made at Mark’s Work Wearhouse
• special consideration for yourself or a family member with AFA’s annual scholarship (for producer members only).
It’s no secret that there have been many new developments for agriculture both provincially and federally this year.
A May 2015 provincial election resulted in a new government – and new Alberta agriculture minister – with plans to review health and safety legislation for the farm. Not too far behind that, dry summer weather persisted, causing a crop-withering drought in many areas of the province. An October federal election brought a new government to Ottawa.
We think the political changes bring new opportunities for farm producers and agri-business to set the course they would like to see in agriculture in Alberta.
Let younger producers lead the way. Lyndsey Smith writes in RealAgriculture.com that 30-somethings need to step up and get involved in agriculture. In fact, Lyndsey makes an eloquent case for why all producers need a voice in the industry.
“There’s never been a better time to get involved,” says Sheryl Rae, Executive Director of AFA. “We’re putting the call out for everyone who cares about agriculture to join us. That’s farm and ranch producers, commodity groups, agri-business and anyone who wants to have a say in how agriculture will move forward in this province.”
AFA advocates broadly for agriculture, not just for one group or commodity. Wherever it’s needed – whether at the regional, provincial or national level – we represent our members on these producer-related agricultural issues:
• transportation and infrastructure
• grain movement, grading and handling
• plant breeding
• energy, carbon capture and storage
• surface rights
• water-related risk
• animal care
• labour and employment standards
• agricultural safety
• business risk management
Join us today and be part of the future of agriculture in Alberta – your voice will make us stronger!
For more information, visit http://www.afaonline.ca/membership, or call our Lacombe (Alberta) office at (403) 789-9151.