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During the American Farrier’s Association (AFA) annual convention in Salt Lake City in late February, members elected Bob Earle of Chino Valley, Ariz., as vice president and Walt Taylor of Albuquerque, N.M., as secretary. Craig Trnka of Edgewood, N.M., continues as president and David Edens of Graham, Texas, continues as treasurer. Rick Garrisonof Flower Mound, Texas, continues as the board of directors representative on the AFA executive board.
EDWARD MARTIN HUMANITARIAN AWARD —Don Gustafson, Palto Alto, Calif.
ADMINISTRATION AWARD — Bob Plant, Walworth, N.Y.
JOURNALISM AWARD — Rob Edwards, Anvil magazine, Georgetown, Calif.
OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD — Allie Hayes, Horse Science-Horse Sense, West Boxford, Mass.
JIM LINZY OUTSTANDING CLINICIAN AWARD — Dennis Manning, Roosevelt, Utah.
WALT TAYLOR AWARD — Bill Miller, Rochester, Wash.
CHAPTER NEWSLETTER AWARD — Farrier’s Association of Washington State, Nancy Zwicker, Ravensdale, Wash., editor.
Newly elected FIA directors include: Sherrill Spears, Nature Farms Farrier Supply, Norman, Okla.; and Bruce Cilley, Horseshoes Plus, Barrington, N.H.