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Agriculture business experts

We’re Alberta ag experts serving Alberta ag experts.

Whether you’re sowing the seeds, selling the fertilizer, maintaining the equipment or brewing the beer—we’re here to help you grow your agriculture business.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Our Agriculture Centre of Expertise (ACE) is unique in the financial industry. We know the Alberta market and we know your business, because many of us are farmers and ranchers ourselves.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

VP, Agriculture Centre of Expertise
VP, Agriculture Centre of Expertise

Ed Knash

​I’ve balanced a long farming career with a professional career that focuses on roles relating to agriculture and the agri​culture value chain. As VP, I’m responsible for establishing and managing the Agriculture Centre of Expertise, focusing on primary agriculture and the ag value-added sector. ​​

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Managing Director, Agriculture Centre of Expertise
Managing Director, Agriculture Centre of Expertise

Janine Sekulic

​I'm passionate about agriculture, from gate to plate. A big part of my job is finding ways to make banking work better for ag customers throughout Alberta, up and down the value chain. I grew up on a mixed farm at Rycroft, Alberta and obtained a B.Sc Ag Business from the U of A. I started out in the grain and crop inputs business before venturing into financial services almost 15 years ago.​​

Director, Specialized Segments, Agriculture
Director, Specialized Segments, Agriculture

Robert Jensen

​​With 14 years in agriculture finance under my belt, there’s little I enjoy more than working with Alberta producers to find creative solutions for their financing. My whole life has been ag—I was raised on a small beef cow/calf operation, which led me to pursue a B.Sc. in Animal Science and MBA in International Food and Agribusiness. Today I still raise beef cattle, and grow hay and grazing crops with my wife and four kids.​​

Director, Agribusiness Market Development
Director, Agribusiness Market Development

Sasha Musij

​It started with a passion for food and where it comes from. Coupled with a career in investment attraction, company expansion and supporting entrepreneurial innovation, today I work with innovative companies throughout the entire food value chain. I love collaborating with clients to find creative financing and support solutions that enable them to launch and expand their businesses.​​

Manager, Agriculture, Northern Alberta
Manager, Agriculture, Northern Alberta

Greg Malyk

​I have 35 years of experience in agriculture financing, but my life in ag goes back to day one. I grew up on a mixed beef and grain farm in south central Alberta before getting my B.Sc. in Agriculture and professional agrologist designation (P.Ag). I still own and operate a cow/calf/backgrounding operation. It puts me in a great position to understand my clients’ operations and business needs.​​

Manager, Agriculture, Central Alberta
Manager, Agriculture, Central Alberta

Dylan Wyntjes

​My whole life has been steeped in agriculture. I grew up on a farm near Red Deer, Alberta and still own and operate a dairy/grain farm with my wife today. I understand the challenges faced by today's producers and love working together with them to help them achieve their goals.​​

Manager, Agriculture, South Region
Manager, Agriculture, South Region

Richard Smith

​I grew up on a mixed farm operation in Southern Alberta, and still own and manage farmland. I obtained my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Agribusiness Management and my Professional Agrologist designation (P.Ag.), and have worked in agricultural financing for the past 30 years. I work with a variety of ag sectors, including irrigation crops, dry land crops, cow/calf, dairies, feedlots, etc. I love working with producers and helping them achieve their goals.​​

Director, Ag Equipment Financing
Director, Ag Equipment Financing

Lyle Buchholz

​​I’ve been with ATB for 30 years. Together with my team, I provide Alberta farmers and ranchers with easy to access, flexible and affordable finance and lease options. I come from a strong agricultural background and still participate in a mixed farming operation in Central Alberta. That’s why I’m passionate about doing what’s right for our clients.​​

Director, Specialized Financing, Beef Industry
Director, Specialized Financing, Beef Industry

Cody McBride

​​I grew up on a cow/calf beef operation in west central Alberta, so beef has been in my blood for a long time. I’ve been at ATB for over eight years now, and prior to that I worked in feedlots, at LIS and VJV Auction Co. Ltd. All that firsthand knowledge puts me in a unique position to have great conversations with beef producers and translate that into financing that works for them.​​

Business Coordinator, Agriculture Centre of Expertise
Business Coordinator, Agriculture Centre of Expertise

Patricia Loranger

I started at ATB in 2005 and joined the Agriculture Centre of Expertise in 2013. I support the Agriculture Centre of Expertise in all administrative tasks, marketing and event planning—and I’m proud to be part of a team that serves the best interests of Alberta’s hardworking farmers and ranchers.​

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