Robyn Kurbel - Calgary Stampede in Calgary, AB
Robyn is a fifth generation rancher having grown up on her family’s commercial Angus cow-calf operation in the Jumping Pound area southwest of Cochrane. After graduating high school, she attended the University of Alberta where she obtained her Bachelor of Education degree. Returning to the Calgary area, she spent six years teaching high school math and science at schools in communities surrounding Calgary. Realizing she missed the agriculture world, she took a step back from full time teaching to pursue another career path. This brought her to the Calgary Stampede where she managed and taught their sustainable agriculture program, Journey 2050, in partnership with Agrium and the Alberta Canola Producers. Robyn worked in this role for the past two years promoting and educating Calgary and area youth on the importance of global food sustainability and sustainable agriculture. She recently moved into a programming role where she now works with many of the Stampede’s agriculture committees to help produce their agriculture programming throughout the year as well as the ten days of Stampede. In her spare time, she is still actively involved in helping on her family’s ranch as well as training and showing her horses.