If there’s an issue that concerns Alberta’s agricultural producers, Lynn Jacobson probably has an opinion on it. Jacobson, who operates a 1,400-acre farm near Enchant, strongly believes that producers should be involved in policy decisions and has spent a career lending his voice to a host of agricultural issues. Since becoming president of the Wild Rose Agricultural Producers in January 2012, he’s been vocal on issues like funding cuts to county services and infrastructure, child labour regulations on farms and the government cuts to fuel rebates for farmers. Jacobson was also a driving force behind the new provincial grower organization, the Alberta Wheat Commission, launched in August 2012. The AWC (of which Jacobson is now a director) will invest in research and advocate for the producers of all classes of Western Canadian wheat, helping further Jacobson’s goal of a stronger voice for producers.
Lynn Jacobson: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2013
Takeaway: Lynn Jacobson has spent a career lending his voice to a host of agricultural issues.