Bryan Gilvesy has been a tireless advocate for the ALUS concept over the last twelve years. He is a champion for progressive, sustainable farming and ranching, having embraced these methods on his own farm, Y U Ranch, which has been producing grass-fed beef in Ontario’s Norfolk County since 1979.
Bryan first got involved with ALUS as a participant, with “project number 3” in ALUS Norfolk. Before long he chaired his local ALUS PAC, then got involved with the national organization. And today, Bryan is leading ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, into an exciting new phase with the launch of the New Acre™ Project. Bryan holds a degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University, where he is Executive in Residence for Agriculture and Sustainability.
Among his many awards are the Canadian Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Award, the Canadian Agri-Food Award of Excellence for Environmental Stewardship and the Ontario Environment Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence. His appointments have included the Ministers Species at Risk Advisory Council and the Ontario Bobolink Roundtable. He is also a past Chair of the Sustain Ontario Advisory Committee. Bryan is based in Tillsonburg, Ontario.