Our Team

Staff

SandeepSandeep Nain- General Manager
grohome@telus.net  or groforage@telus.net
Tel: (780) 349-4546
Cell: (780)249-1440

Sandeep Nain has his Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry from India. Then he finished his masters degree in Animal Science and Food Science and Technology from the University of Alberta. Major contribution of his research was to explore optimum feeding regime using alternate n-3 PUFA sources for the enrichment of broiler meat and table eggs. Sandeep has numerous publications and conducted presentations at international meetings/conferences. Sandeep believes that research is at the crux of development and the gateway to the imagination, allowing us to understand the past, to grasp the present and to reach for the future. Sandeep enjoys traveling all around the world.

 

 

Rick Tarasuik – Field Technician
grocrops@telus.net
Cell: (780) 307-7581
Tel: (780) 349-4546

Rick grew up on a mixed farm in the Lloydminster area. He left the farm in 1989 to pursue a career in golf course maintenance. After obtaining a Turfgrass Management Diploma from Fairview College he accepted the superintendent’s job at the Barrhead Golf Course holding that position for over 20 years. Rick and his wife Terrie have two girls now past school age and mostly independent. Rick enjoys boating and golf in the summer, skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.

 

 

Amber Kenyon – Farm Energy Outreach Officer
groextension@telus.net
Cell: (780) 307-7849
Tel: (780) 349-4546

Amber runs a custom grazing operation with her husband Steve just outside of Busby, AB where they spend their summers rotationally grazing cattle, pigs and chickens. In the winter she has been a speaker at different conferences and schools. She also direct markets pastured meat into nearby Edmonton. Amber has a passion for sustainability and enjoys camping and hiking throughout the summer.

 

 

 

Sami Siegle – Summer Student

Sami grew up on a mixed farm north of Clyde, AB. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at MacEwan University. Sami enjoys playing sports like basketball and volleyball. She also enjoys riding her horses and playing with her dogs.

 

 

 

 

Lilly Artemenko – Summer Student

Lilly grew up on a ranch right here in the Westlock area. She has recently graduated from Lakeland College in Agribusiness and is now planning on pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in accounting from Athabasca University. She loves horseback riding and spends her free time competing at rodeos, light horse shows and ranch horse shows.

 

 

 

Fito Zamudio – Summer Student

Fito is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico. He moved with his family to Canada in 2004. Fito is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a major in agricultural studies at the University of Lethbridge. In his free time Fito enjoys watching baseball and barbequing.

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Directors
Keith Wiart Chairman Neerlandia, AB
Rusty Bellamy Vice Chairman Athabasca, AB
Steve Kenyon Treasurer Busby, AB
Chelsea Pellerin Secretary Tawatinaw, AB
Tom McMillan ARECA Rep Pickardville, AB
Keith Wiart Director Neerlandia, AB
Ken Anderson Director Barrhead, AB
Justin Nanninga Director Barrhead, AB
Janine Paly Director Thorhild, AB
Kelly Olson Director Athabasca, AB
Kenleigh Pasay Director Redwater, AB
Bill Visscher Director Sturgeon County, AB