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Beef centre names communications chief

Former Alberta Farmer Express editor Janet Kanters is the new stakeholder communications manager for the Beef Information Centre (BIC).

BIC, with offices in Calgary and Mississauga, is the beef market development division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association.

Kanters, the Alberta farm newspaper’s editor from June 2006 to November 2007, has previously worked for Alberta’s provincial agriculture department, the Alberta Agricultural Research Institute and the province’s Agriculture Financial Services Corp., and most recently worked for EarthRenew, a Calgary fertilizer firm.

She is currently past president of the Canadian Farm Writers Federation and secretary/treasurer, membership director and newsletter editor for the Alberta Farm Writers’ Association. She also sits on the executive committee of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists.

Kanters, whose work has also appeared in Canadian Cattlemen and Grainews, has won five national awards for writing as well as 10 photography awards and a best weekly columnist award.

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