Jesse Bruce was raised on a mixed farm near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Passionate about agriculture since childhood, he attended the University of Saskatchewan, achieving a Master’s degree in Plant Science and Agronomy, focusing on prairie pulse production.
Glenda Clezy is an agronomy specialist with Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, bringing her experience in agronomic communications, training, technical marketing, application technology, and research project management to the role from her experience in previous roles with Dupont Pioneer, E.I. DuPont Canada, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Rachel has been working with the Flax Council of Canada since September 2015. As the Extension Agronomist, Rachel performs numerous extension related activities not limited to field days, conferences, print material, and social media.
David Frum worked as a journalist before taking a job as a speechwriter for George W. Bush. He is currently a senior editor at The Atlantic, and the author of New York Times Bestseller The Right Man, and the novel Patriots, among numerous other titles.
Eric Johnson works as a Research Assistant for the Weed Research Program in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan. He was born and raised on a grain farm northeast of Eston, SK.
New record wheat yields! The world record of 246 bu/ac in England, a new provincial record in Ontario, new all-time high wheat yields for some growers in Western Canada. Can Western Canadian growers apply these techniques?
Fusarium head blight of wheat has become a frequent disease of wheat across western Canada in recent years. The disease is difficult to control because highly resistant wheat varieties are not available and fungicides do not provide complete FHB control.
Steve is an independent crop advisor based out of Three Hills, Alberta. As owner of Beyond Agronomy, he supplies crop production strategies for clients across Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Kenya.
Jason Lenz is the region three director and vice-chair of Alberta Barley. Lenz farms 2,500 acres of canola, wheat, barley, and faba beans and operates a small cow/calf commercial herd southwest of Bentley in west-central Alberta.
Mike Marshall has been in the grain and food industry for 15 years. He started Marshall Gluten-Free Milling in 2015 with the unique premise of creating a gluten-free organic farm supply chain with the intent of milling and marketing all crops grown in a sustainable crop rotation.
Sherrilyn manages the pulse agronomy and variety commercialization programs with Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG). She has expertise in pulse production and agronomy, combined with experience in extension, and research experience from small plot to field scale projects.
Dr. Pierce completed postdoctoral training at the University of California, Los Angeles before returning to Canada where he is Executive Director of Research at St. Boniface Hospital, and a Professor of Physiology and Pathophysiology at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.
Joey Vanneste is an Operations Supervisor for the Canadian Grain Commission Saskatoon Service Centre. Joey has 23 years of experience in the grain industry and has held various positions of responsibility with the Canadian Grain Commission since 2001.
Dr. Chris Willenborg is as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan. He leads several research projects that focus on better understanding the ecology and management of weeds in the agroecosystem.
Barb Ziesman is the Provincial Specialist, Plant Disease, with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. She grew up near Edmonton, Alberta where she attended the University of Alberta and received a PhD in Plant Pathology with a focus on sclerotinia stem rot of canola.