On March 4th we said goodbye to Europe and headed West to North America.We hit the halfway mark in our Global Focus Program while in Washington, DC. After a short night’s sleep, we started the morning on March 5th with a meeting at the Canadian Embassy. It was interesting to have both a Canadian and… Read More
Author: Crosby Devitt
I am the Manager of Market Development and Research with Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO). GFO represents Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers. My responsibilities include managing farmer members’ investments and involvement in market development, research and issues related to science, technology and the environment. I’ve worked with the organization since 2005 when I was hired to manage research and innovation for the Ontario Wheat Producers’ Marketing Board and subsequently managed the research portfolio of the Ontario Soybean Growers and Ontario Corn Producers’ Association as a means of creating efficiencies in grain research in Ontario. I graduated in 1997 from the University of Guelph with a B.Sc.(Agr) and in 2000 with an M.Sc in Genetics. From 2000 to 2005, I was Supervisor of Genetic Improvement Services with Beef Improvement Ontario and Research Associate with the University of Guelph. I live in Guelph, Ontario with my wife and two young children and regularly drive to my farm near Ripley, Ontario where I grow corn, soybeans, wheat and white beans.
Almost 36 hours after leaving New Zealand, we arrived in Amsterdam at 6:00 am February 25th. We took a train to Rotterdam, then a bus to our hotel where we met up with all of the 2012 Nuffield Scholars. Over the past 3 days, I’ve gotten to know farmers from the UK, Ireland, France, India,… Read More
Crosby Devit is currently travelling completing his Nuffield Scholarship. You can check out more of his trip by checking out Crosby’s blog or by reading his blog posts on RealAgriculture.com. At the time of writing I am in the Hong Kong airport, on my way from New Zealand to the Netherlands. We wrapped up a great… Read More