Jake is a 23 year-old farmer from Minto. The Ayre family immigrated from England in 2002, and moved to a farm and farm retail operation. Jake and his family have been involved in agriculture for several generations, both in Canada and in England, where his grandparents still reside on the family farm.
After graduating from Boissevain Collegiate, Jake obtained his diploam from the University of Manitoba in 2017, where he was named co-valedictorian.
In 2019, Jake returned home to the family farm and business where he farms 140 acres of his own rented land and 1900 acres with his family. Under the guidance of his father Andrew, Jake has developed a keen interest in the crop/seed industry and in ag policy. The majority of the crops grown on Jake’s farm are for seed purposes, in addition to cash crops like canola, corn, and soybeans.
Jake has served as District 1’s representative to the board and as their secretary. He also severs as the co-chair of the Manitoba Young Farmers policy committee.
Outside of farm life, Jake enjoys hockey, soccer, golf, and huting, and can often be found across southwest Manitoba refereeing hockey.