Advisory Committee

The responsibility for the success of the WCDS rests with the WCDS Advisory Committee whose members represent those organizations with a major role in the sponsorship or organization of the Seminar. Stakeholders represented on the current Advisory Committee include the University of Alberta, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, dairy producers, and the dairy industry (Animal Nutrition Association of Canada, equipment companies, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies), as well as one representative each from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

Our thanks to the following individuals and organizations for the time and effort that they are devoting to making the 38th Western Canadian Dairy Seminar a success.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Karen Beauchemin
Lethbridge Research Station, Lethbridge AB

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Marcos Colazo, Edmonton AB
Divakar Ambrose, Edmonton AB, Program Co-Chair, WCDS Advisory Committee

Alberta Milk
Gerrit Haarman, Shaughnessy AB, Co-Chair, WCDS Advisory Committee
Tietsia Huyzer, Olds AB

Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
Betty-Jo Bradley
Livestock Veterinary Services, Picture Butte AB

Animal Nutrition Association of Canada
Alin Friedt
Connect OnFarm, Red Deer AB

Representative from British Columbia
Nelson Dinn, Chair, WCDS Advisory Committee
UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre, Agassiz BC

Equipment Representative
Derek Kreft
Lethbridge Dairy Mart, Lethbridge, AB

Financial Institution Representative
Michael Koornneef, Finance Chair, WCDS Advisory Committee
Farm Credit Canada, Red Deer AB

Representative from Manitoba
Miriam Sweetnam
Dairy Farmers of Manitoba, Winkler MB

Pharmaceutical Representative
Dorothy Erickson
Zoetis, Hepburn, SK

Processor Representative

Representative from Saskatchewan
Greg Penner
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK

University of Alberta
Masahito Oba, Program Co-Chair, WCDS Advisory Committee
Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science

Kate Davies, Conference Coordinator
Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science

University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Karin Orsel
Department of Production Animal Health