Commission Activities and Services

Liaison between government and farmers

  • Lobby Government to make legislative changes and develop programs beneficial to the industry
  • Support the Canadian Cervid Council (CCA) in addressing national issues
  • Work with Government and other interest groups to open markets nationally and internationally

Education and liaison between farmers

  • Advises members of any changes in regulations or issues concerning the elk industry
  • Educates producers in best practices and most efficient production methods
  • Hosts an Annual Convention in March
  • Administers and implements Velvet Antler Removal Certification and Standards
  • Chapter meetings provide an opportunity to meet other producers in your area and learn more about the industry. Each Chapter has a representative who sits on the Board of Directors


  • Provides funding and support to government research centres, universities and private researchers for projects that will benefit the elk farming industry.

Animal health

  • TB testing protocol
  • CWD surveillance program development and implementation
  • Member of the Alberta Foundation for Animal Care

Advertising and promotion

  • Annual Elk Expo Competition
  • Brochures and publications
  • Display booths available to all members
  • Attendance at trade shows and exhibitions
  • Day-to-day telephone contact with the public
  • On-going support for Agriculture in the Classroom
  • AEC Office Services
  • Refers calls to members in the industry
  • Ensures prompt reply to member/public inquiries
  • Involved in promoting the objectives of the Commission
    and the Industry.