About Us

 

Agra Risk Solutions Inc. is a Strathmore, Alberta based partnership focused on cattle and grain production, marketing and risk management for itself and on behalf of some of Western Canada’s larger agriculture producer clients. Each of the partner members individually have >20 year track records of successfully developing and managing large scale livestock and grain operations.

Greg Appleyard

President/Founding Partner

Active in large scale crop and cattle production for over twenty years, Mr. Appleyard focuses on educational and systematic approaches to training farm families, corporations and banks on agricultural risk management. He is a founding partner of One World Financial Partners LLC, an investment fund networked around the world with the ability to finance any size of agricultural projects with experts in all aspects of investment banking.

Mr. Appleyard is also is the owner and president of Appleyard Land and Cattle with 2400 head of cows and several thousand feeder cattle. A former president and owner of a 25,000 head feedyard and 20,000 acre grain farming company, Greg is excited to be transforming his career into helping ag companies and family farms design operational, marketing, and risk management strategies that build and preserve capital in volatile markets.

Greg Appleyard

Anne Leeper

Managing Partner

Anne Leeper was born and raised on the historic Quilchena Cattle Co. in the heart of British Columbia’s interior grasslands.  She is the great granddaughter of Joseph Guichon who homesteaded the land and started the ranch in the 1880’s growing it into one of the largest ranching operations in BC.  Growing up and working with the cattle and horses on the ranch Ms. Leeper furthered her education by earning her Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences degree from Montana State University.  She then moved to Alberta to gain experience in the feedlot industry.  In 1996 Ms. Leeper was hired by Cattleland Feedyards Ltd to manage their Bull Test and Evaluation Centre.  At that time it was the largest bull testing facility in Canada performance testing over 3,000 breeding bulls each year.   It was here where she met Mr. Appleyard and worked until March 2013.  Ms. Leeper also served on the board of directors for the Quilchena Cattle Co. group of companies until December 2013.

Ms. Leeper currently manages the administration and inventory flow for Agra Risk Solutions Inc. and is a Managing Partner.

Tyler Welygan-Reiling

Managing Partner

Mr. Reiling has been actively involved in the Calgary and area business community for over 10 years. He began working in commercial real estate and has continued to be actively involved in the field while pursuing other opportunities.  Before joining Agra Risk Solutions Inc. in January of 2014 Mr. Reiling was working for  a fuel distribution company based out of Calgary. While there he oversaw the dispatch and delivery of over 200 million liters of fuel annually and saw the organization grow from a fleet of 13, to over 20 trucks.  This experience combined with his connections within the central Alberta ag industry  has proved invaluable.

Mr. Reiling currently manages the logistics and grain brokerage for Agra Risk Solutions Inc.

Craig Kopp

Controller 

Mr. Kopp was raised in the Strathmore area. Upon completion of high school, he attended University of Lethbridge where he graduated with a B.Mgt. Finance and Accounting Degree. Since then, he has gained experience working in a variety of industries, working with the financial operations of companies such as the Forzani Group, Atco Group and Seminole Group. Mr. Kopp furthered his education by receiving his Certified General Accountant Designation in 2009. This allowed him to more strategically consult and train firms to refine its operations in the most effective way possible. His partnership with Mr. Appleyard began in March 2009 while working as Cattleland Feedyard’s controller.

His expertise in his field continues to provide Agra Risk Solutions Inc. with exceptional financial analyses and consultation.

Yolanda Rogers

Staff Accountant

Mrs. Rogers attended College of the North Atlantic in Burin, Newfoundland and Labrador where she achieved her Diploma of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. In 2007 she moved to Alberta where she continued to gain experience in the banking industry. Mrs. Rogers entered the agriculture industry when she worked as an accounting clerk for Cattleland Feedyards Ltd. It was there that she met Mr. Appleyard. In April of 2013 she joined Agra Risk Solutions Inc.

Mrs. Rogers is currently responsible for daily activities in Human Resources and Accounting.