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Learn about Beef Cows on Canada’s Agriculture Day
February 23 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
February 23 is Canada’s Agriculture Day! Join Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan and Canadian Food Focus to learn more about cows and how scientists are studying how cattle are raised. Take a video tour of the Livestock & Forage Centre of Excellence at the University of Saskatchewan, then ask questions in real time with experts from the LFCE.
Clinton Monchuk, Farm & Food Care’s Executive Director, will host a Q&A session with Lana Haight, Outreach & Engagement Specialist with the LFCE and Veterinarian Dr. Colin Palmer with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Outreach and Engagement Specialist at the University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence.
Lana, a former journalist, loves to ask questions. She interviews and writes stories about USask scientists who conduct research with the goals of improving the health and welfare of beef cattle and addressing the environmental sustainability of the livestock and forage industries while also ensuring beef farmers can make a living raising cattle. She and her husband live southeast of Saskatoon.
Dr. Colin Palmer
Veterinarian and Associate Professor at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Colin Palmer is also the associate director of the University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence. He and his family are cattle producers, marketing purebred Red Angus and Simmental crossbreds under the KC Cattle Co. banner. Beef bull fertility, estrus synchronization and reproductive diseases of cows are primary research interests. Dr. Palmer is the author of more than 100 articles and has presented more than 60 conference and extension seminars.
Executive Director with Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
Clinton grew up on a mixed dairy, beef and grain family farm outside of Lanigan, Saskatchewan. He received his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan and Masters of Business Administration in Agriculture from the University of Guelph. Clinton has enjoyed numerous roles across North America as a researcher, educator, manager, economist and director of trade policy. In late 2016 Clinton accepted the role of Executive Director with Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan to promote farming and ranching to consumers. Clinton understands the value of increasing public trust in agriculture and actively promotes engagement between the agriculture industry and consumers.