Meet Steven Vincett

My name is Steven Vincett. My upbringing was near Galahad, which is located in East Central Alberta. This is in Flagstaff County, which has dryland grain farms as well as cow-calf producers. The opportunity to start farming happened to me in 2011. I'm engaged in grain farming full time now with the help of my family and community. Working in this field was not a direct route for me. After attending Olds College and the University of Lethbridge, I went to work at a land surveying company. I majored in the geography department and have training in GIS. A position became available at Flagstaff County, which allowed me to move closer to my agricultural roots. Expanding my understanding of agricu

Meet Isabelle Thibout

My name is Isabelle Thibout. I am originally from a village in France, named Crespieres, located about 45 minutes southwest from Paris. I have been living in Calgary for almost four years. I hold two Master's Degrees, one in Agriculture Engineering and the other in Management with a Marketing for Product Manager specialisation. I currently work within the Marketing Communication team of Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, as a Solutions Center Specialist. I took this position three months ago after three and a half years of agronomy and sales experience in ag retail. I am working towards becoming a Marketing Product Manager. Thanks to the AdvancingAg program, I would

Meet Logan Skori

Logan grew up on a mixed farming operation south of Kinsella, Alberta, where his family farms 1,500 acres of cash crops and raises rodeo stock for the Professional Bull Riders circuit. Logan completed his B. Sc. in Botany at the University of Calgary while competing on the Dinos baseball team. Following graduation, Logan worked as a Crop Production Advisor for Crop Production Services in Killam, Alberta. Currently, Logan is a 3rd year Ph. D. student working in Dr Marcus Samuel’s lab at the University of Calgary. His research focuses on pod development in Canola, and ways to mitigate pod shatter using genetic technologies. His other research focuses on the biotechnological use of gene editing

Meet Natasha Peiskar

Hi everyone! My name is Natasha Peiskar and I was born and raised in Smithers, BC, but have called Calgary, AB home for 4 years now. In 2013, I was attending Simon Fraser University to complete my chemistry degree. I joined the home brewing and beer appreciation club and a local hops distributor approached us to take part in an inaugural university home brewing competition. Our club was the underdog, but we won three of five categories, tied a fourth and captured the best overall club prize. The first beer myself and a friend ever brewed won best-in-show and, as part of the prize, got to have our recipe scaled up for commercial production. Since that day I have held many positions in and str

Meet Carly Schoorlemmer

My name is Carly Schoolemmer and I live on a farm just outside of a small community called Mundare. On my farm, we have a mixed cattle and grain farm running 200 head of cattle and farm roughly 2,600 acres of crop land. I graduated in 2016 from Lakeland College in Vermilion, AB obtain my Agribusiness diploma and I am currently working towards my Horticulture diploma online through the University of Guelph. Right now, my fiance and I are becoming more integrated into my family’s farm, being the 4th generation of Pawluk Farms. We are also working towards starting a small scaled market garden business and becoming more sustainable farmers. We have one daughter currently and we want to be more s

Meet Marissa Gehlert

My name is Marissa Gehlert, and I am thrilled to be a part of the Advancing Ag Future Leaders Program for 2018/2019. I grew up on a dairy/mixed farm in Parkland County, Alberta. As soon as I was old enough to bottle feed the calves and help out with chores I knew that the farm was my happy place. The older I became, the more I wanted to be a part of the daily operations at home and my hunger to learn was growing as well. After satisfying my desire to play college volleyball at a small Edmonton college, I ended up at the University of Alberta where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Crop Science. Although that was a major accomplishment in my books, I discovered

Meet B.P. Chennupati

Hello, my name is B. Pratyusha Chennupati, known as B. I am from incredible India. I did my Bachelor of Technology (Chemical and Biotechnology Engineering) in India and received my Master of Science (Plant Science) from McGill University, Canada. Presently, I am working as Registration Specialist (Regulatory Affairs personnel) at Nufarm Agriculture Inc. Prior to that, I have worked as Principal Scientist in Inocucor Technologies Inc., Montreal, Canada (presently known as Concentric Agriculture Inc). Agriculture is one of the rapidly changing sectors with all new technologies. With globalization, the business dynamics of agriculture sector around the world have been constantly changing. To be

Meet Addison Cullen

Hi, my name is Addison Cullen and I’m 24 years old and live in Lethbridge. I grew up in the rural community of Glenboro, Manitoba and went on to take a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness at the University of Manitoba. After graduating in 2015, I spent about a year coordinating grain and fertilizer truck transportation within Western Canada. I currently work as an Area Marketing Representative for Richardson Pioneer Limited in Magrath and work closely with farmers in the area southwest of Lethbridge. I provide agronomic and grain marketing advice to the farmers in my region. I hold a Pesticide Applicator Certificate in Agriculture with a Seed Protectant specialty through the Alberta Gov

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