Shop Talk: April 2019



AFA Takes Over Tulsa

The American Farrier’s Association (AFA) held its 48th annual convention “Your Ultimate Road Trip,” in Tulsa, Okla. The convention reflected on the farriers who couldn’t attend with the unveiling of “The Silent Anvil” memorial created by Tom Willoughby, conceived by Dick Fanguy, Chuck Milne and Eric Nygaard. The convention also featured a lively auction, competition and camaraderie between the attendees.

  • The new members of the executive committee were announced
    • Bruce Worman of Boise, Idaho, is the new AFA vice president.
    • Tim Byrne of Tipton, Ind., is the new treasurer.
    • Mike Licata of Hamstead, N.H., is the new region 5 director.
    • Ritner Goff of Burgaw, N.C., is the new region 4 director.
    • Vern Powell of Marengo, Ill., is the new region 3 director.
    • Jacob Manning of Roosevelt, Utah, was re-elected as region 2 director.
    • R.T. Goodrich of Petaluma, Calif., is the new region 1 director.
  • The participant in the 2019 Cultural Exchange Program will be:
    • Kayla Lepper of Cromwell, Ind.
  • The achievement awards were presented as follows:
    • Daniel Jones of Fairhope, Ala., received the Allen Smith Award for Excellence in Administration.
    • Robbie Hunziker of Parrish, Fla., received the Jim Linzy Outstanding Clinician Award.
    • Diego Almeida of Divernon, Ill., received the J. Scott Simpson Outstanding Educator Award.
    • Henry Detweiler of Vermontville, Mich., received the Edward Martin Humanitarian Award.
    • Myron McLane of Somerset, Mass., won the Walt Taylor Award.
    • Hammers and Tongs (Texas Professional Farrier’s Assn. Chapter) received the Sharon Walker Memorial Chapter Newsletter Award.
  • The AFA Research…
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