Greg Newman (Board Chair)
Phone: 780.821.3578

Greg is the fourth generation to farm the “Home Place” just outside of Fort Vermilion. He grew up on a mixed grain and cattle farm but now farms only legumes, cereals and oil seeds. Greg and his wife, Deanna have raised 2 farm boys, Jonathan and Logan who are now young adults and the 5th generation to work on the land.

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Greg Newman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ernie Peters (Vice Chair)
Phone: 780.926.1788

Ernie and his wife, Shannon, and their two young boys, Shaun and Nolan, are grain producers in La Crete and Keg River. They are primarily wheat, canola, barley and yellow peas producers. 

Ernie Peters, MARA Director (in glasses)


George Krahn (Director)
Phone: 780.926.1351

George runs a family grain farm Northeast of La Crete, Alberta. He has strong interest in research and agriculture technology. George enjoys camping and fishing when time permits. And although he is not a snowbird, he loves to travel to the South during Winter. He joined the MARA Board in 2016.

MARA's Director George Krahn


Dicky Driedger (Director)
Phone: 780.926.1583

My family and I farm in the Tompkins area. We run about two hundred and fifty cows. My passion is to grow the best forage possible for my cows so that they will pay my bills. In a changing climate, I find it increasingly necessary to use the five principles to improve my soil to grow good forage; no-till, grow different plants, Living roots in the ground as long as possible, keep the ground covered, and use livestock.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Brent Anderson (Industrial Representative)
Phone: 780.926.4421

Brent is the Manager at Richardson Pioneer elevator in High Level, Alberta. His years of experience in the grain industry and in the local area is highly valued by MARA. Off his busy schedule, Brent loves riding motorcycles.

Mackenzie Applied Research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kelly Friesen (Director, Financial Secretary)
Phone: 780.841.4131

Kelly is a third-generation farmer in the Fort Vermilion area. Together with his wife Regina, their five children and dad, Peter Friesen, Kelly grows cereals, oil seeds and legumes.

Kelly Friesen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Russell Friesen (Director)

Producer in La Crete Area

Phone: 780,841.1747


Kevin Isaac (Director)

Producer in Fort Vermilion Area

Phone: 780.502.1259


Simon Weibe (Director)

An employee at the Richardson Pioneer in La Crete

Phone: 780.841.1617