Canadian Poultry Magazine

New Executive Director for Alberta Turkey Producers

By Alberta Turkey Producers   

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June 15, 2012, Edmonton, AB – After 24 years of services with the Alberta Turkey Producers, Gregory R. Smith has left his role of Executive Director.

 “I am proud to have served the Board for the last 24 years; I have had the opportunity to watch and participate as the Alberta turkey industry has evolved, we as a Board continually worked at and improved marketing and allocation systems to better serve the producers and processors” says Greg Smith.

“My reasons for leaving mirror those of my predecessor Don Potter, he too, felt that he had done about as much as he could for the Alberta Turkey Producers, and now must concede it is time for change.”


Ms. Cara Dary has accepted the role of Executive Director effective June 1, 2012. With a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Alberta, Cara brings six years’ experience working for both the private and public sector implementing and managing HACCP based On-Farm Food Safety and Animal Health programming. Cara has worked for Alberta Turkey Producers as the Assistant Executive Director for the last year; she recently transitioned into the role of Executive Director.

On behalf of the ATP Board of Directors, I would like to thank Greg for the passion and dedication he put toward the Alberta turkey industry, his contributions will be forever remembered. We as a Board welcome Cara to her new role; we are excited to be working with her.” says Chairman, Darren Ference.

About Alberta Turkey Producers

Alberta Turkey Producers is the voice of the turkey production industry in Alberta. Our leadership and service contribute to creating a stable environment for the protection and growth of the Alberta turkey industry.


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