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The Bison Producers of Alberta (BPA) is hosting the 2014 Peace Country Regional Meeting in Grande Prairie at the Evergreen Park Agriculture Facility on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The meeting will include an update from the BPA and speaker presentations in the morning, a wonderful bison lunch, followed by a farm tour at Kleskun Hills Bison Ranch.
Cost of the day’s event is $25 per person.
- 9:30 AM - Thomas Ackermann – BPA Update
- 10:00 AM - Dr. Todd Shury - Bison in Parks Canada
Dr. Shury is the wildlife veterinarian for Parks Canada and oversees wildlife health, animal care and disease issues in 44 national parks. Followed by Q & A with attendees.
- 11:00 AM - “What Works for Me as a Bison Producer”
Presented by Marvin Moore of KLB Bison Ranch & Brian Olfert of Adam Ranch Followed by Q & A with attendees.
- 12 Noon - Bison Lunch Meal
- 1:30 PM-3:30 PM - Farm Tour of Kleskun Hills Bison Ranch
One-Time Fencing and Allflex will be attending with their Trade Tables.
Everyone is Welcome to Attend (Invite a Friend)
The Western Producer
Zhiyong Li of Edmonton brought his three aunts visiting from China to the Bison Festival Aug. 9. They canoed in voyageur canoes, watched indigenous dancers, listened to music and ate bison tongue and bison burgers. “This was very unique. It’s a nice place,” said Li, who wanted to show his Chinese relatives a unique Canadian adventure.
Melanie Morrison brought her family from Edmonton to the festival to learn more about bison. “We live near by and we’ve never had the opportunity to come and learn about bison,” said Morrison. “We have eaten bison meat, but this is a good way to find out how to purchase it from local farmers.Read more...