Our Team


Sandeep Nain- General Manager

grohome@telus.net  or groforage@telus.net

Tel: (780) 349-4546

Cell: (780)249-1440


Sandeep Nain had his Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry from India. Then he finished his master degrees in Animal Science and Food Science and Technology from 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 presentations at international meetings/conference. Sandeep believes that research is the crux of all the development and 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


Cell: (780) 307-7581

Tel: (780) 349-4546

Rick TRick 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 Agri-Processing Program Outreach Officer


Cell: (780) 307-7849

Tel: (780) 349-4546

picAmber 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.





Anne Van Loon– Summer Research Technician

Anne Anne grew up on a small feedlot west of Barrhead. She graduated from Barrhead Composite High School in 2014. She is attending University of Alberta, Edmonton, taking a four year  bachelor of science majoring in environmental science.

Anne enjoys baking and riding her horse.



Mairi McEwen– Summer Research Technician

 MaMairiiri grew up on an acreage near Namao. She graduated in 2013 from Paul Kane High School. She is currently enrolled in a four year bachelor of science degree, majoring in environmental science at Concordia University of Edmonton. She enjoys skiing in the winter and stand-up paddle boarding in the summer.


Board of Directors

Keith Wiart Chairperson Neerlandia, AB
Rusty Bellamy Vice Chairman Athabasca, AB
Steve Kenyon Treasurer Busby, AB
Chelsea Pellerin Secretary Tawatinaw, AB
Justin Nanninga Director (Chair: Equipment Committee) Neerlandia, AB
Tom McMillan Director (Chair: Crops Committee and ARECA Representative) Pickardville, AB
Maurice Kruk Director (Chair : Livestock Committee)
Bill Visscher Director Morinville, AB
Ken Anderson Director  Barrhead, AB
Dale Greig Ex-officio Barrhead County
Raymond Marquette Ex-officio Westlock County