About Us:

The Alberta Young Farmers and Ranchers (AYFR) is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of a minimum of 7 persons.  Our organization's goal is to support and connect Alberta's young adults in agriculture by facilitating opportunities for learning networking and mentorship.  We strive to become Alberta's most respected and connected young adult network in the province's agricultural industry.

Our Vision:

To be successful young people leading a respected and unified agricultural industry in Alberta.

Our Mission:

Alberta Young Farmers and Ranchers provide networking and learning opportunities for young adults interested in the successful future of agriculture in Alberta.

Meet the Board!

Working to provide you with opportunities for networking and education to have an impact on Alberta Agriculture!


Dave Russell


Email: daverussell2019@gmail.com

Email: ayfrcontact@gmail.com

Phone: 403-588-8188

Vice President

Travis Willerton


Email: travis.willerton@outlook.com

Phone: 780-806-9613


Megan Jones


Email: MeganJ@thecatalystgroup.ca 

Phone: 780-500-517

Past Chair

Lauren Ovinge


Email: lovinge22@gmail.com

Phone: 403-498-4853


April Ockerman


Email: april.l.ockerman@gmail.com

Phone: 780-872-2655

Board Members

Joshua Younker-Irma

Charlotte Wasylik-Vermilion, AB

Laython Ford-Irma

Raoul Drost-Rolling Hills

Clayton Andrews-Oyen