NSYF 2018 AGM Recap

Young farmers from across Nova Scotia gathered at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro on Thursday, November 29th for their annual meeting. This year drew high attendance, with over 40 young farmers participating in the AGM and banquet! Nicolas Roy chaired the meeting and highlighted the events that had taken place over the year – such as; the Board Leadership Training, summer BBQ, thanked the generous commodities for their support, and also acknowledged the continued increase in the number of NSYF members.

Following this, Nicolas announced he was stepping down as President, and would be moving to the role of Past President. The new Board of Directors was elected, and roles have been decided. We’d like to thank Nicolas for the time and commitment he has put into NSYF over the years! Following the adjournment of the annual meeting, many young farmers joined the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture for their banquet, where everyone enjoyed a delicious supper and some social networking.

The 2019 NSYF Board of Directors is as follows:

  • President – Rebecca O’Connell
  • Vice President – Larry Weatherby Jr.
  • Treasurer – Alana Bent
  • Secretary – Brooke McNeil
  • Western Region – Jillian Bent
  • Central Region – Jonathan Waugh
  • Eastern Region – Mandy Vosman

Left to Right; Brooke McNeil, Jillian Bent, Alana Bent, Rebecca O’Connell,

 Nicolas Roy, Larry Weatherby Jr, Jonathan Waugh, Missing from photo: Mandy Vosman


New to the NSYF Board this year is Jillian Bent.

Jillian Bent grew up on her family’s dairy farm in the Annapolis Valley. With her agricultural roots, she decided to attend Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture and graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences, majoring in Agricultural Business and double minoring in Agricultural Economics and Plant Science. After graduating university, Jillian travelled to New Zealand to work on a dairy farm that milked 540 cows for five months and explored the country on her days off. After her time abroad, she has now settled back down on her family’s dairy farm where they milk 110 cows, with plans to eventually own the farm alongside her older brother. This is her first year as a young farmer’s member, as well as being a director and she is excited to be a part of it!

NSYF Contact

Nova Scotia Young Farmers’

7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, Nova Scotia
B6L 2Z2

Tel: (902) 893-2293
Fax: (902) 893-7063

Email: nsyoungfarmers@gmail.com