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Luncheon: Kevin Boon, General Manager BC Cattlemen’s Association speaks on the current state of the cattle industry, wildfires, processing facilities and more
November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm$22.00 – $25.00
Kevin Boon is the General Manager for the BC Cattlemen’s Association since November 2009. Kevin is proud to be a third generation rancher with over 40 years of
experience in the cattle industry. Graduating from Olds College with a diploma of agriculture, Kevin has been able to bring both practical experience and academic knowledge to the Canadian beef sector. With a passion for beef marketing, Kevin has served as a volunteer on many non-profit Boards. He served as chair of the Beef Information Centre (domestic marketing) and a Director of the Canada Beef Export Federation( international marketing). Kevin was also involved in the National Check-off Agency. Before accepting a position with the BC Cattlemen’s Association,
Boon was serving as Vice-President of the Alberta Beef Producers. Since taking on the role of General Manager with the BC Cattlemen’s Association in 2009, Kevin has assisted the Association in successfully delivering several third-party programs with the BC government. These programs serve to address critical issues facing the BC cattle industry. Drawing on his own personal ranching experience, allows Kevin to truly understand the challenges ranchers face and help establish practical solutions. Kevin sees a strong, vibrant future for the BC beef cattle industry.
Kevin will focus on sharing information in these areas:
- Current state of the cattle industry in BC including the effects of the last 2 seasons of wildfires in the province and some of the expected outcomes and changes that we are pushing for
- Update on where we are at in developing a federally inspected packing plant for BC
- Issues facing producers including wildlife management and regulations