Professor Adl received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, as well as his PhD, from the University of British Columbia. He became an Assistant Professor in 2002, was Associate Dean, Academic and Department head, and is now a full Professor.
Wade Barnes’s roots began in rural Manitoba, where his passion for agriculture started at an early age. He has a strong drive to bridge the gap between technology and agronomy; the motivating force behind starting Farmers EdgeTM.
Michael Brophy’s tenure with the Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute (BMBRI) began in August 2008. In his role as President and CEO, he is responsible for leading BMBRI’s activities that support breeding of new malting barley varieties and related evaluation and research.
Dr. Richard Gray is a Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S). After completing his Master’s degree, Richard worked for five years as a grain market analyst for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture.
John operates JRG Consulting Group, an agri-food sector consulting firm that provides consulting services in the agriculture and food sector in a number of areas including business strategy, feasibility analysis, economic analysis, competitiveness reviews, sector profiles, regulatory analysis and policy.
Scott Hartley has been the Insect and Vertebrate Pest Specialist for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture since 1998. Prior to this Scott was involved in insect research with Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in Saskatoon.
Kristjan Hebert is the managing partner of Hebert Grain Ventures, a 12,000 acre grain and oilseed operation in southeast Saskatchewan. In addition to his farming background, he is a chartered accountant and has worked for MNP.
Chris was raised on a small mixed farm in southeast Saskatchewan and has over 15 years of experience with field crop research, starting with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in 2000 and having worked as Research Manager with the Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation (IHARF) since 2005.
Eric has over 30 years of research and technology transfer experience, working as a Weed Biologist and Officer-In-Charge for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Scott, as well as an Extension/Soils and Crops Agrologist for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture.
Laura Johnston Monchuk is the owner and editor of a Saskatoon-based blog called Saskmom.com. Thousands of parents consult her website and social media platforms for local family-friendly events, resources, and news.
Chuck Penner started LeftField Commodity Research in 2010 to provide market analysis and economic research for Canadian agricultural markets, including special crops and small grains which tend to be overlooked by mainstream analysts.
Nicole graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture, majoring in Plant Sciences. During high school and university, she worked for multiple wheat and canola breeding programs.
Kristen Podolsky has been the Production Specialist with Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers (MPSG) since 2013. In this position, Kristen uses her experience from countless hours in the field, and on the research farm, to develop and deliver production knowledge to farmers and the industry.
Dr. Jeff Schoenau is a professor of soil fertility and a professional agrologist who works in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan. He holds the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Soil Nutrient Management Chair in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.
Reg has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Alberta, is a professional Agrologist with the Alberta Institute of Agrologists, and is a Qualified Mediator and a member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada.
Dr. Stuart Smyth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), where he holds the Industry Research Chair in Agri-Food Innovation.
Sheri Strydhorst is an Agronomic Research Scientist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF), based out of Barrhead, Alberta. Sheri joined Alberta Agriculture in January 2013 and is conducting agronomic research on cereal crops and plant growth regulators.
Peter graduated from Laval University in 1996 with a Master’s degree in International Relations. After interning with the Canadian Grain Commission he worked as a Market Analyst at the Canadian Wheat Board for nine years evaluating global grain markets.
Neil is the RBC Royal Bank Equipment Finance Specialist for northern Saskatchewan. Born and raised on a family farm just north of Bruno, Saskatchewan, Neil is currently involved in the family farm with his three brothers in a grains and oilseed operation.
Tom Wolf grew up on a grain farm in southern Manitoba and maintains strong ties to the farming community. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture in 1987 and Master’s degree in Plant Science in 1991, both from the University of Manitoba.