Meet the 2020-2021 Executive!
Josh Moran, President
Josh is from Stormont county in Eastern ON and is entering his 4th year of University. He is transitioning from the role as CSA Rep to President and is very excited for the year ahead. Josh is very active in the school community as well as outside of school having run 2 marathons!
Josh Weber, Vice President of Internal Affairs
Josh is entering his 4th year of a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and is from a cash crop farm in Gencoe, ON. He is excited to be transitioning from his role last year as Chairman to this year’s VP of Internal Affairs. Josh may tower over us now, but he wasn’t always tall… he barley made it into the back row of class pictures when he was a kid. For those still stuck in the front row, there may be hope yet!
Kyle Farquharson, Vice President of External Affairs
Kyle is taking on a new role this year as VP of External Affairs from his previous position as the OAC 2022 Rep. He is from a cash crop and meat rabbit farm in Mount Brydges, ON. As always Kyle is excited for the upcoming year and events as well as the opportunity to meet new friends!
Emma Richards, Chairperson
Emma is transitioning from last year’s B. Comm Rep to this year’s Chairman and is very excited to help make this year great! She is a fifth year student studying Food and Agriculture Business and comes from a sugar beet and tomato cash crop farm in Dresden, ON. Although Emma grows an abundance of tomatoes, she does not like them so don’t offer to share them with her if that is your snack for the day!
Patrick MacCarthy, Treasurer
Hannah Symington, Secretary
Hannah is going into her 4th year of the Agriculture Science program with a major in CHATS and certificate in business. She is from a small share crop farm in Lambton County, ON, and grew up with a beef cow-calf operation. Her favourite part of the OAC is the feeling of family and many out of classroom opportunities! Hannah is very excited about her upcoming term and to work with the rest of the executive to make this year great despite foreseeable changes!
Maggie-Jo Hickson, Public Relations Representative
Maggie-Jo is entering her 2nd year as a 2023 Coyote studying Agricultural Science. She grew up on her family dairy farm in Oakwood, ON, in the City of Kawartha Lakes, where they also keep a herd of Hereford cattle. Her favourite part of the OAC is the opportunity to learn about the industry she is passionate about in a welcoming, fun, family environment! Maggie-Jo is excited to welcome all the new OAC Aggies to the college and help them, current and past Aggies feel the Aggie Spirit through public outreach during this unprecedented year!
Kendra Cornelissen, CSA Representative
Kendra is transitioning from her previous role as SFOAC B.Sc (AGR) and SRM Rep to her new role as this year’s CSA Rep. She is from Aylmer, ON and is in her 4th year of Honours Agricultural Science. Her Favourite part of the OAC is the family atmosphere and plethora of well organized, fun events! This upcoming term Kendra is excited to represent all OAC students and speak on behalf of everyone to the Central Student Association!
Ian Burtwistle, B.Comm Representative
Riley Bauman, B.Sc. (AGR) & SRM Representative
Riley is a proud 2022 Longhorn studying Animal Science in the BSC AGR course. She comes from a small beef and sheep farm in West Montrose, ON, and is very passionate about her dairy goat side hustle! One of her favourite things about the OAC is having such a big extended Aggie family and never running short of someone to carry you home after pub or to drag you to class the morning after! Riley can’t wait to meet the class 0f 2024 and get creative this year with safe yet spirited event planning!
Pamela Terreberry, BBRM Representative
Pamela is going into her fourth year in Equine Management and looks forward to being the liaison with the BBRM Student Council which she has been a part of since first year! She is from Huntsville, in the District of Muskoka, ON, and has been riding horses since the age of 7. Her third year was spent in England at the Royal Agricultural University, participating in their amazing equine programs. She highly recommends the exchange and says it was a fantastic experience! Pamela’s favourite thing about the OAC is its sense of community and rural identity. For example, during her orientation week, she found a tug-o-war tournament held by SFOAC and instantly felt at home!
Victoria Snyder, Environmental Science Representative
Talia Dee, Animal Biology Representative
Erica Rupar, Food Science Representative
Erika is in her final year of Food Science at Guelph and has been an active member of the Food Science club since her first year. Previously, she has coordinated the College Royal Milkshake exhibit and organized a homebrew project that allowed students to brew their own beer which was then served at one of their events. Erica is looking forward to getting the Food Science club more involved in OAC events this year!
Nicole Litwin, Landscape Architecture Representative
Nicole is a class of 2023 Landscape Architecture Student from Highgate, ON, just outside of Ridgetown in Chatham-Kent, where she lives with her parents and sister on a cash crop farm. Her favourite part of the OAC is the amazing community it creates! So many people within the OAC share a passion and drive towards the industry they love. The opportunities, events and people the OAC provides enhances her education experience like nothing else! This year as the Landscape Architecture Rep. Nicole looks forward to assisting incredible events and building a stronger relationship between Landscape Architecture students and the rest of the OAC. Throughout the year she looks forward to seeing the role Landscape Architecture students have within the OAC grow and is looking forward to an amazing year!
Olivia Noorenberghe, Graduate Student Rep
Olivia Noorenberghe is a 1st year Masters in Plant Agriculture student, who grew up in Thamesville, Ontario. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Honours Agriculture at the University of Guelph as part of the Class of 2020 Buffalo! Her favourite part about the OAC is the amazing people and wonderful opportunities to learn more about agriculture at a local and global scale! During her time at the University, she was a part of various clubs such as the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association Student Chapter, Swine Club and her 2020 Class Executive. This is Olivia’s 1st year on the SFOAC and she is looking forward to being a voice between the SFOAC and the graduate program committee!
Janelle Gras, OAC 2021 Representative
Janelle Gras grew up on an organic cash crop and chicken farm outside of St. Marys, ON and is honoured to be a 2021 Bronco along with her fellow classmates. This year she is excited for her roll as the 2021 SF rep, taking a part in both executives! Her previous experience has been on College Royal exec, Tractor Tug for Tots exec, as well as attending many OAC clubs such as Poultry club and Dairy club. Janelle looks forward to representing her class as they will have to be creative in showing their aggie spirit this year!
Hudson Bell, OAC 2022 Representative
Faith Emiry, OAC 2023 Representative
Faith grew up on a dairy farm and strawberry patch just outside of a town called Massey, which is located about an hour and a half Northwest of Sudbury, ON. She is one of the few FARE students in the OAC and she is serving her second year as the 2023 Coyotes SFOAC Representative. She loves being a part of the OAC and believes that the Aggie-spirit that you find within our college is something really unique and incredible! Faith admires the history of Guelph’s Agriculture College, going back for many years, and finds that some of the traditions that we have are just a lot of fun! One of her favourite things about the OAC is that you really do feel welcome and have the opportunity to make connections with people both in your own class and in the others!
TBD, OAC 2024 Representative