|Board Of Directors|
Our dedicated Board of Directors is comprised of individuals representing the agriculture industry, eight of whom were elected from the general membership and two of whom were appointed from the Ministries of Agriculture and Education. Thank you to our 2011 Board of Directors!
Richard Marleau, Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists, Chairperson
Clinton Monchuk, Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan, Vice Chairperson
Clinton Monchuk grew up on a mixed dairy, beef and grain farm outside of Lanigan, Saskatchewan. He obtained a undergraduate degree from the U of S and graduate degree from the University of Guelph, and has worked throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico mainly in the area of agriculture policy and trade. Currently he is the CEO of the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan. Clinton values education and sees the benefit in teaching our next generation about where their food comes from through Agriculture in the Classroom. Clinton with his wife, Laura, and son, Jackson, continue to be active partners in their family farms in Saskatchewan and Oklahoma.
Daphne Cruise, Ministry of Agriculture, Secretary
Daphne has a B.Sc. in agriculture from the U of S with a major in Environmental Science and a minor in Rangeland Resources. She comes from a cattle and grain farm near Findlater and currently operates a mixed farm with her husband at Stalwart. Daphne works with Saskatchewan Agriculture at the Agriculture Knowledge Centre as a regional crops specialist. Daphne also works on the Crop Report and with the Saskatchewan Young Ag-Entrepreneurs. She believes Agriculture in the Classroom and its variety of agriculture programs is important for our youth and educators to provide access to a balanced scientific, social, economic and environmental perspective on agriculture in Saskatchewan.
Tim Stewart, Meyers, Norris, Penny, Treasurer
Tim Stewart is a Business Advisor with MNP's Agricultural Services Team in Saskatoon. Tim has had the opportunity to provide clients in the agricultural, mining, forestry and communications industries with financial statement audit and reviews, taxation advice, and business advisory services. Tim also has international commodity trade experience including development and implementation of a cost of production analysis model for Canadian Hard Red Spring Wheat and Durum Wheat in response to a United States trade investigation. Aside from Tim’s experience with MNP, he also worked as a Corporate Controller responsible for the financial statement and product line cost of production reporting. With over eleven years of public practice experience, Tim is well equipped to service his diverse line of clientele. Tim convocated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1997 and obtained his Chartered Accountant Designation in 2000.
Mary Leggett, Novozymes BioAg Group
Mary was born in Lacombe, Alberta and lived in Regina Saskatchewan, and Ottawa, Ontario. She has a Masters of Pest Management and PhD in Plant Pathology from Simon Fraser University. From 1984 to 1986, Mary was a Research Fellow in Soil Science at the University of Western Australia. She has worked as a research Scientist with Novozymes (formerly Philom Bios) since 1987 and is currently concentrating on data analysis and Life Cycle Analysis of Novozymes Bio-Ag products. She has always been interested in promoting agriculture educations and is currently the chair of the education committee for the Canadian Phytopathological Society.
Karen Schwean-Lardner, Farm Animal Council of
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Karen completed her MSc at the U of S, where her group designed and tested an early stage of the furnished cage for laying hens’ welfare and productivity. Her PhD focused on the welfare and productivity implications to broilers of changing their photoperiod lengths - this data is now being used as the basis for changing lighting program recommendations. Karen is currently Manager of the Poultry Teaching and Research Unit at the U of S, which encompasses a broiler facility, commercial turkey facility, laying hen unit and small hatchery. Karen’s interests are in poultry welfare, behavior and management systems.