Nate Horner was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Drumheller-Stettler on April 16, 2019. Prior to his election, Mr. Horner was a rancher with a cow-calf mix farm operation and an avid volunteer in community organizations. He and his wife Jennifer have three children, Avery, Luke and Kase.

Mr. Horner was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation on November 5, 2021. In this role, he launched the Agri-Processing Investment Tax Credit Program to support growth and attract investment in value-added agriculture within the province.

He also negotiated a five-year Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership to deliver the Business Risk Management suite and agriculture-specific grant funding. Mr. Horner successfully increased the AgriStability compensation rate from 70% to 80%, which provides an additional $72 million to producers annually.

Mr. Horner leveraged approximately $933 million of combined investment in irrigation expansion and modernization – the largest investment of its kind in Alberta’s history. Additionally, he secured $7 million to plan a large-scale irrigation project in east-central Alberta.