Executive

President: Rebecca Sharkey-Vammen

My name is Rebecca and I am the Ag Club President for the upcoming year! I am from a small grain farm east of Olds Alberta that I help to operate in my time away from school. I have spent my last two summers working as an Agronomy assistant in Central Alberta for Dekalb Seed Company and Bayer Crop Sciences. I am studying a Major in Biology with a Minor in Agriculture. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Agriculture Club, please reach out to me at sharkeyv@ualberta.ca. I look forward to this coming year in Ag Club and can’t wait for another successful Bar None on campus! 

Vice President Social: Stephen Tokariuk

Hi my name is Stephen Tokariuk. I am from a sugar beet farm near Lethbridge and I am a 5th year Mechanical Engineering Co-op student. I have been a part of Ag club for the past 5 years and I have loved every second of it. Last year I was able to help out as a Bar None director, and this year I will be VP Social. If you are ever looking for something to do, I’m your guy! You can contact me at stokariu@ualberta.ca. I can’t wait for another exciting year!

Vice President Academic: Genna Friend

Hey! My name is Genna Friend and I am excited to be this years VP Academic! I was raised on a beef and grain farm near Rosalind AB, and am going into my fourth year of Physiology. This year I am in charge of ticket sales for Bar None 73, so if you need tickets for you or your groups I’m your girl! You can contact me at gfriend@ualberta.ca. Let’s have a great year!

Vice President External: Rebecca Makepeace

Hey! My name is Rebecca and I am going into my fourth year of Crop Science and I’m super excited to be Ag Club’s VP External this year! I grew up on a small farm just outside of Calmar AB and in my spare time I love being outdoors with my cows and spending time with my family and friends. If you have any questions feel free to email me at rmakepea@ualberta.ca and let’s have another wild year!

Public Relations: Kassi Rinas

I am in my third year of a BSc in Agriculture majoring in Crop Science. I am very excited to be the Public Relations officer this school year and be apart of the 2019/20 executive team. I grew up on a cattle and grain farm north of Edmonton near Westlock, AB where my passion for everything Agriculture began. Can’t wait to see what this year holds, bring on Bar None 73!

Secretary: Alyssa Henderson

I am the Secretary and a third year member of Ag Club, and am in my 3rd year of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Science.  I grew up on all grain farm near Bashaw, Alberta, and have been involved in 4-H for 11 years, in the Horse, Beef, and Veterinary Science projects.  Through my family’s farm, and 4-H projects I developed an interest in agriculture and animals (livestock), and after my degree hope to become a veterinarian or animal nutritionist.

Treasurer: Etienne de Jongh

I’m from Whitecourt AB, but originally hail from the tropical coasts of South Africa. As the first generation in my family to grow up in a city (if you can call Whitecourt a city), I’ve always looked for ways to remain attached to my agricultural background. Here, at the university of Alberta, I get to keep that connection strong both by studying Animal Health with the Faculty of ALES, and by getting to know the best Aggies in the province (aka the Ag Club a the U of A). I’m currently in my 3rd year of Animal Health at the university of Alberta, majoring in companion and performance animals, and I have the privilege of working with the Agriculture Club as their treasurer. I hope I can use the next few years at the U of A not only securing my future, but remaining established in my past.

Men’s Sports: Aidan Krips

Hey, the names Aidan and I am Ag Clubs 19/20 Mens Sports Rep! I hail from St. Albert but spend most of my time ripping it up on campus, in Dapp, Alberta or Athabasca county. Since I was knee-high to a grasshopper I have had many major ag influences as I grew up around family grain and beef cattle ops while also getting a look behind the scenes of the policy side of things with pops working for the department of agriculture. I have spent the last summers working on a mixed operation family farm north of Westlock; adding to my experience in the industry and networking for my future. I’m pumped to be tackling the position of Men’s Sports (allegedly left in shambles by one Lowell Nelson lol), bringing all intramurals and epic events to each aggie while I maybe study a little bit. It is an obvious step down from the mammoth position of First Year rep but I’m prepped to take it to another level. I’m headed into my second year of a Bachelors of Ag degree with a major in Animal Sciences and focus on the pre-vet stream (we’ll see about that). Hope to see everyone out at each intramural event, even if its to ride the pine and cause a ruckus as we usually do. I’ll be buying after games.. maybe.

Women’s Sports: Lindsey Doerksen

Hey! My name is Lindsey Doerksen and I grew up on a beef/grain farm down in Southern Alberta in the lovely little hamlet of Gem. I am going into my 4th year of Agriculture, majoring in Sustainable Ag. I have been a part of Ag club for my whole university degree and have enjoyed getting to know other Ag kids, help put on events and have a heckin’ good time! This year I am the Women’s Sports Rep for the Aggies so if you want to play some intense inner tube water polo or hit the ground for volleyball, give me a shout at ld3@ualberta.ca.  Looking forward to another great year!

Fourth Year Representative: Lowell Nelson

Im the fourth year rep this year! I’m a fourth year Animal Science major, and I come from a grain and cattle farm near Morrin, Alberta During my free time you’ll catch me hanging with friends, doing something outdoors, and swimming. I am excited to organize the MacGregor Smith speaking competition this year! Feel free to say ‘hi’ in the hallways beacuse I’m always down to talk instead of doing homework.

Third Year Representative: Grace Nimco

I grew up near Colinton, Alberta where my passion for agriculture started at a young age through 4-H and my small beef and grain family farm. I am currently in my third year of BSc in Agriculture with a major in Crop Science, and I am very excited for the upcoming year, and Bar None 73!!

Second Year Representative: Cauy Lawes

My name is Cauy Lawes and I grew up in Wainwright, AB. I am currently taking a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Crop Science at the UofA. In the 2019-2020 academic year I will have the privilege of being the second year representative on Ag Club Exec. On all sides of my family I have deep roots in the agriculture industry. Between having family farming in two different countries, owning an auction market and spending my whole life competing in rodeo, I can’t help but feel a great sense of pride for the Agriculture industry! 

First Year Representative: Adele Beaudoin

Hi everyone! My name is Adele Beaudoin and I am super excited to be taking on the position of first year rep (a high stakes job I hear)! I was raised on a beef/bison farm east of Innisfail, Alberta, where I originally learnt about agriculture and the industry. I am currently in my first year of a BSc in Agriculture sustainability and am looking forward to what the new school year will bring. I cannot wait to learn about the club and everything it offers, as well as meet some great new people this upcoming year!

Bar None Directors:

Edith Peeters

My name is Edith Peeters and I’m from Calmar, Alberta. I am going into my 3rd year at the U of A where I’m currently taking a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Sustainable Agriculture. I was raised on a dairy farm where I grew passionate about farming and learning more about agriculture. I’m super excited for Bar None 73, it’s going to be a great time

Jenay Visscher

Hi my name is Jenay (yes, just like Forrest Gump) and I’m heading into my 4th year of a BSc in Agriculture. I like long walks on brunisolic soil, showing off my mom dance moves and a damn good hamburger. I’m excited to be co-organizing our club’s biggest event of year, Bar Nōne! Looking forward to making it a riot of a time and one for the books. See y’all November 23!

Curtis Vos

My name is Curtis Vos and I am one of the directors for Bar None 73! I grew up on a family grain farm outside of Gibbons, Alberta where we grow wheat and canola. This is my second year with the Agriculture Club and I am currently in my 3rd year of Agricultural Business Management. This year along with Jenay and Edith, I will be planning the Bar None fundraiser which will be returning to the Butterdome once again so come have a good time and support STARS at Bar None 73!

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