Manitoba Beef Producers Held Successful 43rd AGM
Manitoba Beef Producers’ (MBP) virtual 43rd Annual General Meeting on February 10 featured knowledge transfer sessions, a business component, administration by-law amendments and resolutions debate.
Greetings were provided by federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Minister of Agriculture Derek Johnson. Featured speakers from MASC, MNP, Canfax and the National Cattle Feeders Association addressed topics such as business risk management programs, cattle markets and matters related to the feedlot sector. Dickson Delorme (aka Quick Dick McDick) touched upon topics such as producer mental health.
MBP members approved amendments to the organization’s administration by-law allowing for one additional term extension for a director. A provision was added related to appointments to external committees. There was also the realignment of some districts due to municipal amalgamations in recent years, and the associated updating of some local government, municipality and rural municipality names listed in the 14 districts to reflect the amalgamations.
One resolution was passed by the membership calling on MBP to advocate for the reinstatement of cost-shared beneficial management practices related to the Verified Beef Production Plus program as part of any assurance programming that will be offered in the Next Policy Framework (2023-2028).
MBP’s executive for 2022-23 is as follows: Tyler Fulton, President; Melissa Atchison, Vice-President; Matthew Atkinson, 2nd Vice-President; Mark Good, Treasurer; and, Mike Duguid, Secretary.
MBP thanks all who participated in the 43rd AGM for helping to make it a success. A summertime producer-focused knowledge transfer and networking event is also being planned. Watch for more details in the weeks ahead.
For more information, please contact:
Carson Callum, General Manager
David Hultin, Communications and Marketing Lead