2008 AO FALL EDUCATION SEMINAR

Location: University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
Date: August 30 and 31, 2008

INAUGURAL PHOTO COMPETITION
Our inaugural photo contest was a wonderful demonstration of what our members are capable of producing with their cameras when given just a little incentive. Look for our next photo contest to open soon. Keep the cameras at the ready.
Full photo contest results available here

Our 2008 Fall Education Seminar was a great success due to the attendance of our membership and funding through the Program. A heartfelt THANK YOU to all that took time out of their busy schedules to attend. A big Thank You also has to go to everyone at Guelph University Conference and Catering who provided great food and great service. Everything went smoothly thanks to their commitment to making our conference a successful one.


Saturday was completely dedicated to Dr. Tibary, as I was sure he had lots to tell us. There aren't enough words to describe the professionalism, knowledge and commitment for his work that Dr. Tibary possesses. He enjoyed speaking and sharing his knowledge with us, all the while injecting humour and goodwill. Here is what he wanted me to tell you in his own words: "Please convey my best regards to all and thanks for the wonderful book (signed!!). I really enjoyed the company and the dinner."

Sunday seminar segments were made up of farm accounting and government grants and education resources taught by our own Melody Macdonald, who did a fantastic job. Who knew she had never stood in front of a classroom teaching and speaking before? Next up was Dr. Erin Wilson, who taught us about external and internal parasites; the medications to use to eradicate or at least control them with and last, but not least, about optimal nutrition for our alpacas. The day concluded with Tyler Allair's demonstration of proper lighting and positioning when taking photographs of our animals, both artistically and for marketing purposes.

"Funding for this project was provided in part by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Agricultural Adaptation Council's CanAdvance Program."



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