Our Story

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ARK Nutrition is a nutrition practice specializing in Equine, Dairy, and Beef Nutrition. In 2005, Amanda Kroeker and her husband Kim Friesen established ARK Nutrition.

Our goal is to provide the nutritional basis that results in the superior health and performance of your animals. Our nutrition formulations are customized to meet the specific needs of your animals in a safe and sustainable way.

At ARK Nutrition, we go beyond how rations look on paper and develop formulations based on how your animals are responding. By working as a team with your Veterinarian and other professionals that provide services to your farm, we can ensure the best possible outcomes for your animals.

As of June 1, 2017, White Star Mechanical is a division of ARK Nutrition. Kim Friesen, a Red Seal Journeyman Agricultural Equipment Technician, started White Star Mechanical which is a mobile mechanical service for Agricultural Equipment. Kim looks forward to growing this new business venture in the Central Alberta region. 

 

About Us

Nutritionist and Co-owner

 ARK  Lyric  Amanda and Fifi

Amanda Kroeker is a Professional Nutritionist for large animals specializing in Equine, Dairy, and Beef and she is registered with the Alberta Institute of Agrologists. She attended the University of Guelph and the University of Saskatchewan where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) and Master of Science (MSc) from the Department of Animal and Poultry Science. Amanda’s area of specialization is in Equine and Cattle Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, and Rumen and Hindgut Microbiology.

Amanda has been actively involved in the Equine, Dairy, and Beef industries since 1997. Since completing her MSc, she has contracted her services as a Nutritionist to various feed companies throughout North America. In 2005, Amanda and her husband Kim founded ARK Nutrition. Amanda's goal in establishing ARK Nutrition was to build a nutrition practice that offers nutrition services exclusively to the horse owner and to the farmer. Amanda's passion for nutrition is evident in her work and in her commitment to her clients. 

 

Business Manager, Co-owner and Red Seal Journeyman Agricultural Equipment Technician

Kim with TruckKim Friesen is a licensed Red Seal Journeyman Agricultural Equipment Technician. He earned his degree from Olds College and was employed with Cervus Equipment, John Deere since 2007. As of June 1, 2017, Kim started his own business White Star Mechanical.

Prior to his career as an Agricultural Equipment Technician, he farmed with his family. He gained valuable experience on his family's dairy and beef operations and was responsible for planning and harvesting the crops for their grain business. When his family decided to retire and sell the farm, Kim enrolled in college and started his career in Agriculture mechanics.