Today I had a chance to talk to Jay Bradshaw, President of Syngenta Canada in his office in Guelph, Ontario. This is part 1 of several clips that I will be posting from my interview with Jay. In this clip, I asked Jay if there was reason for Canadian farmers to be optimistic in 2009 based on what is in the news regarding the economy and the volatility of 2008. We also discussed the characteristics of the Canadian farmer and what advantages that provides Canadian agriculture in general.
Jay has been in the leadership position at Syngenta Canada for 7 years and has increased the Canadian business significantly over that period of time. The full interview will be posted in two weeks when I return from Chile.