Allison is a grain farmer, and a director with Alberta Pulse Growers, Pulse Canada, the Protein Highway and Protein Industries Canada. She and her husband of 30 years, Michael, operate a third-generation grain farm near Sylvan Lake, Alberta. The Ammeters crop approximately 1,600 acres in a rotation of canola, wheat, barley, faba beans and peas, practicing minimum tillage and using variable-rate seeding technology. Due to the location close to the Rocky Mountains, the farm experiences an extremely short growing season every year by North American standards.
Allison is past-chair of Alberta Pulse Growers, current chair of Pulse Canada, and also served as Canadian chair of the International Year of Pulses 2016. Her goal is to serve the pulse growers and industry in as many ways as possible, encouraging farmers to GROW MORE PULSES and the food industry to USE MORE PULSES.