Many of us woke Thursday morning to tragic news of the surprise passing of Canola Council of Canada , VP of Crop Production, Denise Maurice. A highly respected agronomist and a true friend to many, Denise will be sadly missed.
What was so unique about Denise is her passion and fire for agronomy and agriculture. Denise had the energy to fill a room based on her charisma and emotion. If you have ever been in the field with her or heard her present a slide deck you clearly understand that her charisma was also packaged with a very strong technical background. Denise knew how to talk to farmers in a way that allowed them to not only understand the “what” but also the “why.” Being able to speak to your audience whether they are farmers or canola breeders is a skill that very few master in their careers and Denise did.
I have included a couple videos below that I shot with Denise in 2010 and you can see immediately the passion, charisma and love that she had for agriculture and the correct knowledge transfer to to the farmer and industry. Rest in peace Denise, you will be missed.
Denise talks about the 2010 Canola Council combine clinic
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Denise discusses different agronomic strategies based on the challenges in 2010
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