Chris Holzapfel


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.

Chris has a diploma from Olds College (2000), a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Lethbridge (2005), and a Master’s of Science degree in Soil Science from the University of Manitoba (2008). He also holds memberships with various professional organizations, has served as an Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Plant Science, and was awarded the provincial Outstanding Young Agrologist Award in 2014. His activities with IHARF cover a broad spectrum of agronomic issues for most major crops, with a focus on applied research and helping growers come up with practical solutions to today’s farming challenges.