Credit: Bryce Meyer
Bryan Adam has been Alberta Barley’s region five director since 2013 and was an Alberta Barley delegate from 2002–2012. He was born in Edmonton, and raised on the family farm several miles northwest of Stony Plain.
After graduating high school, Bryan farmed with his father until he purchased the farm with his wife Bev in the late 1980s. They have two children and five grandchildren, and usually grow barley, wheat, canola and hay.
Bryan enjoys travelling and plans to visit Europe next year, but for now he is enjoying watching his grandchildren grow up.
He joined Alberta Barley and took on the director role in an effort to help barley become an even more viable and profitable crop.
Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X2
Tel: (780) 963-4952
Fax: (780) 963-1325
Credit: Michael Interisano
Shane DeBock was elected as director-at-large in 2015 after one year as delegate in region five.
After attending high school in Sangudo, Shane went on to earn a business finance diploma from NAIT. He returned to his family’s farm in Barrhead in 2008, where his father has been farming since 1963 on land that was previously in the family.
In addition to barley, the DeBocks grow wheat, canola, and recently added peas to their farm. With cattle and a small feedlot, the farm is more than enough to keep Shane busy.
Shane was persuaded by industry members and his father to join the commission as a delegate after attending regional meetings and showing an interest in Alberta Barley.
Barrhead, AB T7Z 1A1
Tel: (780) 721-9544
Darrel Hennig, Stony Plain
Peter Smerychynski, Westlock
Ken Wagner, Duffield