Meet the 2020-2021 Executive!
Kyle Farquharson, President
Kyle is taking on a new role this year having previously held the positions of OAC 2022 Representative and VP of External Affairs. 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!
Kyle Nussey, Vice President of Internal Affairs
Kyle is entering his 4th year as a 2022 Longhorn studying Landscape Architecture. He grew up in Ingersoll, ON being heavily involved in 4-H and having a passion for arboriculture. Kyle is excited to bring events back to campus and give all the new OAC students a true taste of Aggie spirit!
Stephanie Fletcher, Vice President of External Affairs
Stephanie is in her 3rd year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree, majoring in Honours Agriculture. She grew up on a small beef and cash crop farm just outside of Caledonia, ON where her love for agriculture started! This is her first year on SFOAC as she has previously held the Vice-President position on her class executive. Stephanie is looking forward to running traditional Aggie events like Pig Roast this year & hopes to see everyone out enjoying the OAC spirit!
Gord Milley, Chairperson
Gord is in his final year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program. He lives on a small farm just outside of Mildmay and loves all things farming and agriculture! He looks forward to returning to face to face Aggie events and is excited to share the fun with all the incoming Aggies!
Patrick MacCarthy, Treasurer
Originally from Ottawa, ON, Patrick is in his final year of the Food and Agriculture Business program. He is continuing in his role as treasurer after having previously represented the OAC on the CSA board of directors. He is looking forward to in person Aggie events and is excited to meet all the incoming OAC students this year!
Travis Shields, Secretary
Travis Shields is a 2022 Longhorn studying Agricultural Science in the CHATS major. He grew up working on a small vegetable farm in Inverary, ON. Outside of school, Travis enjoys playing rugby for his local club. His favourite part about the OAC is how supportive and welcoming the aggie community is! Travis is excited to help pass on the aggie spirit and traditions to the 2024s and 2025s who are coming to campus for the first time.
Maggie-Jo Hickson, Public Relations Representative
Maggie-Jo is entering her 3rd year as a 2023 Coyote studying Agricultural Science, majoring in Honours Agriculture. 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!
Hudson Bell, CSA Representative
Hudson is a fourth year Agriculture Science student majoring in Honours Ag. He is from Elora Ontario, but has always spent lots of time at his grandparent’s cash crop farm near Belmont and is taking on a greater role with the operation. Hudson is very excited for his final year of his degree at Guelph and cannot wait to meet all the incoming students and pass on the tradition of Aggie Spirit!
Corine Bateman, B.Comm Representative
Corine is a third year Food and Agricultural business student in the Co-op stream. She is originally from Elmvale Ontario and has been involved in 4h there since she was little. On campus, she is involved in the CAMA marketing team and College Royal. After school, Corine hopes to work in agricultural banking and get to work with producers across the province. This year, Corine is looking forward to planning the Goodtimes banquet in January where she hopes to see you all there in good Aggie Spirit!
Jonathan Koot, B.Sc. (AGR) & SRM Representative
Jonathan Koot is a third year 2023 Coyote, majoring in Animal Science. He is from a small dairy farm south of Stratford ON. He can’t wait to meet all of the incoming OAC students this year!
Avery Whyte, Environmental Science Representative
Avery is a 4th year co-op student in the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences program. She grew up on her family’s poultry and cash crop farm outside of Seaforth, ON, and has always had an interest in sustainable agriculture. She is excited to share information about events and opportunities within the OAC with other environmental science students and the Environmental Sciences Student Executive.
Stephen Dawoud, Animal Biology Representative
Rachel Chater, BBRM Representative
Rachel is in her third year of the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Mangament (BBRM) degree, majoring in Equine Mangament and minoring in Agriculture. She grew up in Collingwood, Ontario. Although she did not grow up in a farm environment, her interest in agriculture and the equine industry began at a very young age while volunteering with a livestock rehabilitation facility near her home. This is Rachel’s first year on the SFOAC executive but had previously and continues to be exceedingly involved on multiple exuctives and clubs within the college and university. Rachel looks forward to increasing the engagement of the BBRM student and faculty community in all the memorable OAC experiences.
TBD, Food Science Representative
TBD, Turfgrass Management Representative
Megan Haralovich, Landscape Architecture Representative
Megan is currently in her third year of Landscape Architecture and is the Landscape Architecture Students Society representative for the SFOAC. She is originally from Ottawa, Ontario. This year Megan is really excited to be back on campus and collaborating in the Landscape Architecture building on various landscape projects as well as participating in a design competition in Toronto!
Kurtis Pilkington, Graduate Student Rep
Kurtis is a proud 2020 Buffalo who is now working on his Masters in Plant Agriculture, researching winter wheat production. He grew up near Cambridge, ON and developed his interest in agriculture by working on poultry and goat dairy farms. His favourite part of the OAC is the welcoming Aggie community and unique traditions that make the OAC special. Kurtis is excited to meet the next generation of Aggies and is happy to help with any questions about grad school or Aggie life in general!
Emma Durnin, OAC 2022 Representative
Emma is a 4th year student studying Animal Science and grew up on a cash crop farm just outside of Goderich, ON. She is looking forward to spending her year helping to run as many events as possible to ensure the new classes joining the OAC have the same experience the past classes all had.
Katie Pynenburg, OAC 2023 Representative
Katie is in her 3rd year of Honors Agriculture and a proud 2023 Coyote. From a dairy farm outside of Woodstock, Katie grew up with an interest in the agricultural industry. She is looking forward to racking up some spirit points with the 23s and excited to pass on the traditions of the OAC to the incoming years!
Karen Reymer, OAC 2024 Representative
Karen is in her second year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Crop Science. She is from a cash crop farm in Aylmer, ON. Karen looks forward to meeting more of her 2024 classmates and other OAC students this year!
Lucy McNiven, OAC 2025 Representative