Ayla has spent the past several years working on organic farms near her hometown of Kingston, ON and is now working on another NFU member’s mixed organic dairy and vegetable farm. Before she started farming, Ayla studied biology at Queen’s University and food security at Ryerson University.
Ayla has been involved with the NFU since 2013, when members of her Local brought her along to the NFU’s National Convention in Ottawa. Since then, she has been working with the NFU Youth to advocate for new and young farmers, and has represented the NFU at several international events through La Via Campesina.
Ayla is also locally involved in organizing farmer training and community-building opportunities for ecological producers.