AFA Celebrates 44th Annual Convention

The 44th annual American Farrier’s Association Convention celebrated the conclusion of one year with an eager eye toward what lies ahead.

“I want to thank everybody for all your support,” Margie Lee-Gustafson told attendees. “It was a great year.”

DuBois says he’s looking forward to the coming year.

“I can’t think of a group of people I would rather serve or serve with,” he says.

The following were elected or assumed offices during the convention, which was held in late February in Overland Park, Kan.:

  • Tom DuBois of Wallkill, N.Y., is the AFA president.
  • Dave Johnson of Camden, Ohio, is vice president.
  • Jon Johnson of Winchester, Kan., is president-elect.
  • Ken Lyon of Ramona, Calif., is a Region 1 director.
  • Phil Fisher of Hastings, Neb., is a Region 2 director.
  • Tim Dodd of Broadview Heights, Ohio, is a Region 3 director.
  • Daniel Crowe of Athens Ga., is a Region 4 director.
  • Travis Burns of Blacksburg, Va., is a Region 5 director.

The following awards were given at the AFA Convention:

  • Greg Burdette of Enumclaw, Wash., won the Allen Smith Award for Excellence in Administration.
  • Robbie Hunziker of Seminole, Fla., and Steve Sermersheim of Danville, Ill., won the Jim Linzy Outstanding Clinician Award.
  • Bucky Hatfield of Lufkin, Texas, received the J. Scott Simpson Outstanding Educator Award.
  • Hank Chisholm of Lucedale, Miss., won the Edward Martin Humanitarian Award.
  • Thomas N. Trosin of Oklahoma City, Okla., won the Journalism Award.
  • Ken Lyon of Ramona, Calif., won the Walt Taylor Award.
  • Claire Edwards-Clamanski of Redwood…
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