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.