New ALP Interim Directors
ALP is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has fulfilled the two, vacant Interim Director positions. While we currently await their formal appointment from Marketing Council, we are pleased to welcome Jordan Allen and Rick Cromarty to the Board of Directors. As these are interim positions, an election will be required for the positions at the ALP AGM on November 19, 2022.
Jordan Allen along with her husband Dustin and their 3 children, own and operate ClaireLee Ranch. Jordan grew up on a cattle ranch/grain farm south of Cochrane. When Jordan and Dustin bought their home and land in 2015, the plan was always to have livestock, but cattle weren’t a possibility at the time. In January 2020, their daughter got her first 4-H lambs and they decided that they would like to start a flock. In March 2020, they purchased 30 bred commercial Rambouillet ewes and prepared for lambing that spring. Even though that first lambing was a steep learning curve and very hard work they loved every minute of it. Now two years later, they have 120 ewes and added Suffolk, Ile de France and Rideau Arcott into the flock and plan to expand their operation over the next few years. Jordan is honored to sit on the Alberta Lamb Producers Board of Directors, and looks forward to meeting other producers as well as the knowledge she will gain from being in this position.
Rick Cromarty was born and raised in the East Central Community of Provost, Alberta. Here he grew to love all the aspects of Agriculture. Going to university In the USA gave him a much broader view of the Agriculture Industry, as well he spent some time in Uganda Africa, leading in the Agriculture Industry there as well. Rick calls South Cara Farms Ltd. home with his wife GerriLynn, together raised 5 children, where his flock of 500 and growing Ewes consist mainly of commercial Canadian and Rideau Arcott. They also enjoy growing Fat Lambs. Even though Rick and his wife are relatively new themselves to raising sheep, Both Rick's father, and Grandfather and GerriLynn's grandfather raised sheep in the past. Rick's Son Justice is part of the operation and soon will have a fifth-generation on the farm.
Please help us in welcoming Jordan and Rick to the board!
New ALP Director in Training
ALP is also pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has fulfilled the vacant Director in Training position. Alberta Lamb Producers (ALP) Director-in-Training Program was developed to engage membership and stimulate Board succession planning. A Board appointed eligible producer may participate in ALP Board meetings as a non-voting director to gain exposure to how the ALP Board operates and to become familiar with a number of topics that are critical to the current and future industry. We are pleased to welcome Clarence Paterson to the Board of Directors, in the Director in Training position.
Clarence is a small purebred polypay breeder based in Jumping Pound. He works full time on the ranch raising sheep and helping his wife raise their two sons. He has spent many years volunteering on the sheep Committee for the Calgary Stampede and looks forward to bringing his experiences and knowledge to the board.
Please help us in welcoming Clarence to the board!