Executive

President: Rachael Melenka

Aggies! Get ready for another year of festivities and shenanigans!

My name is Rachael Melenka and I’m looking forward to being your Pres this year!

I was born and raised in Vegreville, AB and am currently taking my last year of BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences. You can usually find me behind a plate of perogies, on the d-floor, or in the Ag Club office, but if not give me a shout at rmelenka@ualberta.ca or (780) 603-7668

Vice President Social: Jorn Peeters

Hey Aggies! I am your VP Social for the 2018/19 school year and I’m currently in my fourth year of Agricultural Business. I grew up on a mixed farm near Calmar, AB consisting of mainly dairy and some grain. I have been involved with Ag Club since I started at the UofA in my first year and have loved every minute of it. I have held previous executive positions such as second year rep and Bar None director last year! The Aggies love to have lots of fun and I hope you’re ready for a wild year filled with wicked adventures. I hope you have an awesome year and don’t be afraid to reach out to me if you have any questions about anything at all! Let’s see if we can make this year even better than all the other ones, cheers! I can be reached at peeters@ualberta.ca or 7802175950.

Vice President Academic: Jaclyn Esak

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Hey! My name is Jaclyn Esak and I am going into my 4th year at the U of A in the BSc Agriculture program, majoring in Agriculture Business Management. I was raised in Willingdon, AB where my family has been grain farming in the area for 3 generations. In my spare time I looove dancing as I’ve been apart of the Viter Ukrainian Dancers & Folk Choir in Edmonton for 6 years. I’m so pumped for this year and can’t wait to make more amazing memories! If you have any questions about Ag Club please feel free to email me at jesak@ualberta.ca or shoot me a text 780-632-9325!

Vice President External: Cassidy Yasinski

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Hey! I’m Cassidy Yasinski and I’m your Vice President External this year! This will be my third year in Ag Club and second year on the executive as I held the position of secretary last year. I grew up in small town Manning, Alberta and I’m one that didn’t grow up on a farm but wished they did! I now spend almost all of my time on the farm, either in the tractor or with the cows. I am in the fifth and final year of my combined Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education program. I look forward to making the most of my last year with the Aggies!

 

Public Relations: Heidi Trenson

Hi, I am Heidi.  I’m from a beef and grain farm outside of Rimbey Alberta and I was in 4-H for nine years. I am currently getting a degree in Agriculture, with a major in Animal Science and I transferred here from Red Deer College. 

Secretary: Genna Friend

Genna Friend was raised on a small beef and grain farm just outside Rosalind Alberta along with her parents and three siblings. Though not overly involved on the farm beside chasing and tagging cattle, fixing fence, and other jobs here and there, Genna has a great appreciation for what being raised on a farm taught her, and the appreciation has only grown more since being involved with the Agriculture Club.

Genna is going into her third year at the University of Alberta and her first year in the Honors in Physiology program. This will also be Genna’s third year as an Aggie. Genna has held two previous positions in Ag club including First-year rep., and Women;s sports rep. Genna currently holds the position as Secretary and hopes to keep the club as organized as possible with all the shenanigans that happen throughout the year!

Treasurer: Daniel Pucko

 

Men’s Sports: Lowell Nelson

 

Women’s Sports: Terri Beach

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Well hello there, my name is Terri Beach and I am in my fourth year of elementary education. I decided to join the Ag club last year and let me tell you, it has definitely been one for the books! As an executive member, I am looking forward to implementing many recreational sports within the club. If you are interested in playing or wanting to get involved in anyway, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Fourth Year Representative: Tyla Peach

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Hi, my name is Tyla Peach and I am the 2018/2019 fourth year representative! I am in my fourth year of a Bachelor of Science in Animal Health, majoring in food animals.  I was a member of 4-H for 10 years in horse, beef, and foods projects. I grew up in Castor, AB, and my family raises cattle, chickens, pigs, and bees near Medicine Hat. I am also a member of Ceres, an agricultural women’s fraternity on campus. I am passionate about animal agriculture and can’t wait to promote agriculture on campus this year!

Third Year Representative: Jenay Visscher

Hey everybody! My name is Jenay and I am so excited to be this years 3rd year rep!
I am currently tackling my 3rd year of a BSc in Agricult
ure, majoring in Animal Science and I can’t wait to meet more people that I can drag onto the dance floor and sing off key with while busting some serious mom dance moves.

I was born and raising on an elk ranch just north of Edmonton and I love talking with people about Ag. I usually have snacks so come stop by the office and say hi!

 

Second Year Representative: Edith Peeters

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My name is Edith Peeters and I’m from Calmar, Alberta. I am going into my 2nd 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 am excited to be this years Second Year Rep and can’t wait to see where the year takes me!

First Year Representative: 

Bar None Directors:

Dana Stoyberg

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Hey, my name is Dana Stoyberg and I am one of the Bar None Directors for 2018. I am a transfer student from Olds College where I obtained a diploma in Agriculture Management, majoring in Production and now I am working towards my BSc in Agriculture majoring in Animal Science. I was raised in Red Deer, AB, and my family farms west of Spruce View where we raised both commercial and purebred cattle, along with growing grain and hay. I am very thankful that I was able to grow up in a bigger city, but also get to stay close to my roots on our family farm, I got the best of both worlds. I am very excited for the 2018/2019 school year and even more excited for Bar None 72, it is going to be a blast!

       Stephen Tokariuk

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Hi, my name is Stephen Tokariuk, I am 21 years old and I am one of the 2018 Bar None directors. I am 4 years into my Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Co-Op) but don’t worry; I’m still an Aggie. I was raised on a farm down in Lethbridge where we grew sugar beets, wheat, barley, peas, and other crops year to year. We also raised market steers with a herd of around 30 Limo/Angus cross. I was a member of 4H for 9 years including 2 years as a Southern Region Ambassador in which I travelled to Toronto for the National 4H Conference. I am looking forward to another awesome year and a wicked Bar None! Don’t miss out!

Rebecca Vammen

 

 

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