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Region Three

Region 3 Director Jason Lenz
Jason Lenz – 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

Contact Information:
R.R.# 1
Bentley, Alberta T0C 0J0
Tel:   403-748-4964
Cell:  403-358-8876
Fax: 403-748-2133

Region Three Director-at-Large Wade McAllister
Wade McAllister—Director at Large

Wade, a helicopter pilot by trade, grew up loving the farm. His toy collection pretty much only consisted of 1/64 and 1/32 die-cast scale tractors that replicated what his Dad ran.

Wade grew up helping his dad on the farm during harvest and seeding until he completed high-school and moved to Kelowna to become a helicopter pilot.

Wade spent 4 years flying helicopters. From blowing cherries and monitoring pipe-lines in R44’s to fighting fires and transporting core-samples in the North West Territories in A-star’s. Wade was scaling the ladder quickly with a well-respected reputation and skills that were rare for a pilot his age.

Wade loved flying, but one thing was for sure, he missed the farm.

Wade moved back to the farm in 2010. He met the neighbor girl, Sabrina McAllister (Kaun), who grew up on a seed farm 4 miles north of Antler Valley Farm. They got married in August of 2012 and currently reside on the farm. In July 2014 they welcomed a 6th generation into the family. A beautiful baby girl, Mia.

Contact Information:
27542 TWP RD 362
Red Deer County, Alberta T4G 0M5

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