Farm Management Advisors

Maggie Abwao


Maggie works on her family’s farm Horizen Dairy in Altona.  She is a graduate of the Agriculture Diploma Program and has a Bachelor of Arts and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language.  She has worked as an Agriculture Extentionist in Kenya and as a Research Technician with BASF in Winkler. She has also taught English to ESL employees at Friesen’s Corporation.


Reg Dyck


Reg is a Farm Manager from Starbuck.  Reg serves as a Project Advisor for first and second year students.  He has extensive experience with crop production and marketing.  He also has experience with poultry.  He has served as KAP`s Transportation Chair for several years.

 

Brodie Erb


Brodie works on his family farm at Oakbluff. He is a graduate of the Agriculture Diploma Program and is completing his Agronomy degree in Agriculture.


Jacquie Manaigre


Jacquie recently graduated from the Diploma in Agriculture Program and has also completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) with a major in accounting from the Asper School of Business.  Jacquie co-manages Ray-Man Farm Inc. with her husband in Lorette.  She is an active member of KAP and has several years of business management experience in her family’s industrial retail business.


Gordon McDonald


Gord is from Beausejour and has over 20 years experience managing large hog operations.  He comes from a mixed farm and has experience with cattle and sheep.  He also works part-time as an Adjustor for Manitoba Crop Insurance.


Colin Penner


Colin is a Farm Manager from Elm Creek.   He has experience with crop production and beekeeping.   He is a Certified Crop Advisor and has worked as the Area Marketing Representative for Richardson Pioneer at Starbuck for several years. He is an active member of Manitoba Young Farmers.


Garrett Sawatzky


Garrett farms with his family at Altona. He is a graduate of the Agriculture Diploma program and also recently earned his degree in Agribusiness.  He was the Faculty’s 2014 Gold Medal recipient.


Easton Sellers


Easton manages a fruit and vegetable operation at Kamarno. He is a graduate of the Agriculture Diploma Program.


Phil Veldhuis


Phil is a beekeeper from Starbuck and is the Chair of the St. Norbert Farmers` Market.  He holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy and has been teaching University of Manitoba Philosophy courses since 1993.