University of Manitoba’s School of Agriculture welcomes new director

Katherine Cherewyk (left) will be serving as interim executive director of Ag in the Classroom – MB, with Sue Clayton (right) moving on to be the director of the University of Manitoba’s School of Agriculture. (photo courtesy AITC – MB)

The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences has announced Sue Clayton will be rejoining the faculty as the new director for its School of Agriculture.

Clayton has worked as the executive director of Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba for the past seven years. Prior to working for AITC, she was the community liason coordinator for the U of M ag faculty.

“The role of director of the School of Agriculture encompasses what I have been passionate about over the course of my career – agriculture and education,” says Clayton, who will officially begin in her new role on October 17. “I see many opportunities ahead that will build upon the solid foundation of the School, ensuring our new curriculum continues to serve the next generation of farmers and agricultural sector employees.”

Located in the U of M Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, the School of Agriculture coordinates a two-year agriculture diploma program and offers a variety of certificate, non-credit and professional development programs for the agri-food industry.

Clayton replaces Michele Rogalsky, who retired in June.

Meanwhile, Katherine Cherewyk has been announced as the interim executive director of Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba, effective September 30.

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