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Antler Valley Farm was established in 1890 by Ephriam McAllister.

Wayne McAllister 1961 - Current
Antler Valley Farm

Wayne McAllister grew up strongly rooted in the Antler Hill Community. He graduated in 1982 from the Olds College Agricultural Engineering Technology Program.

 

The summer of 1981, he worked for Alvie Hand at Metalform, drafting cabs for swathers.

 

While helping his father, Art McAllister, farm, he also worked for Xerox Canada as a contractor. During that time he travelled Central Alberta servicing Xerox machines for businesses. This job allowed him the flexibility to continue farming as he was able to establish his own working hours.

 

On August 18, 1984, he married Sherri Teresa Wamback. Sherri was born in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. She is the eldest daughter of Boyd and Kelsie Wamback. Her father was in the Canadian Armed Forces, so in 1976 the family was transferred out to Penhold, Alberta. It was in 1978 that Wayne and Sherri met while attending high school at Innisfail Jr-Sr high. Sherri attended Red Deer College from 1981 to 1983 and received her Social Service Diploma. She is now the executive director of McMan Youth Family and Community Services Association in Innisfail, Alberta.

 

Wayne and Sherri live on the original McAllister homestead, Antler Valley Farm. Wayne currently farms with his two sons, Wade (wife, Sabrina) and Scott. Wayne is proud to have his son’s transitioned full time as the fifth generation of Antler Valley Farm.