Alberta Beef Producers and Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association Collaboration Update

In order to best represent the Alberta beef industry as a whole, the ACFA and ABP producer organizations have been working together to increase efficiencies and create a stronger voice for you, our producers, when working with government and industry.

Collaboration successes to date; many more to come

 ADVOCACY­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

  • Shared election priorities papers with each organization
  • ACFA invited to ABP’s 3 political parties’ luncheons (NDP; UCP; Alberta Party)
  • May MLA reception (May 29 – Edmonton)
  • November ACFA MLA Dinner (ABP Chair invited – Nov 27, Edmonton)
  • Alberta Beef Industry Priorities paper – Summer 2019
  • Ministerial / Chief of Staff meetings with ABP – highlight issues / co-develop key messages
  • Ag Minister Dreeshen and Chief of staff (Tim Schultz)
    • Labour & Immigration Minister Copping and Chief of staff (Janet McEachern)
    • Red Tape Reduction Associate Minister Hunter
    • Municipal Minister Madu
    • Transportation Minister McIver

RESEARCH

  • Competitiveness Report and outreach– on-going
  • MNP Proposal on beef industry input to Municipal IDP/ICFs – on-going

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Shared communications and expanded outreach of both organizations (eg: Social media, events, blogs and articles etc.)
  • Compromised cattle information sheet co-branded and shared on communication channels
  • Video production of “Beef on the Street” featuring Marilyn Smith (to be launched at ABIC 2020)
  • ACFA Chair (Ryan Kasko) featured on ABP annual meeting video

ADMINISTRATION

  • Regular Board representation at each other’s Board meetings
  • Joint ABP-ACFA Director working group – regular meetings to direction on areas for collaboration