Jason Lenz is Alberta Barley’s region three director.
Born and raised in the Bentley area, Jason is a third-generation farmer. He lives and farms on Lenz Farms, located two miles southwest of Bentley. For the past 25 years Jason has farmed on the land acquired by his grandfather in 1948, the last 18 years of which have been in partnership with his father and uncle. Jason has been a delegate with Alberta Barley since 2008. He served as vice-chair from 2014-2016 and chair from 2016-2018. He is also a regional representative for the Alberta Wheat Commission.
Jason and his wife Paula have three grown children who were also raised on Lenz Farms. They run a diversified operation that traditionally grows barley (mainly feed), wheat, canola, and faba beans. They also manage a farrow to finish swine operation and also raise a small cow/calf commercial herd.
In his spare time, Jason is the General Manager for the Innisfail Eagles Senior Men’s AAA Hockey Club in the Chinook Hockey League. Jason also won the Allan Cup in 2009 as a member of the Coaching Staff with the Bentley Generals.
Jason enjoys being involved in Alberta Barley because he sees barley as an important crop for the livestock sector, particularly in this province. He hopes his input and direction will add to the positive progress being made by Alberta Barley to ensure the profitability of the barley industry for Alberta farmers.
Jason is on Twitter @LenzyJ
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