Farm Management Advisors

Reg Dyck

Reg is a Farm Manager from Starbuck.  Reg is the lead instructor for the second year Management Planning course and he will be serving 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.


Gordon McDonald

Gordon McDonald 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.  This year he will be serving as a Project Advisor for first and second year students.


Colin Penner

Colin Penner 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.  Colin is the lead Instructor for the first year Management Planning course and will be serving as a Project Advisor for first and second year students.  Colin is also working with Nadine Meade on the Glenlea Safety Project.


Devin Pouteau
(Farm Management Assistant)


Devin comes from a mixed grain and cattle farm near Sanford. He is a graduate of the Agriculture Diploma Program, and was awarded the President’s Medal from the faculty and his peers. Devin has experience running the family farm alongside his father, grandfather, and uncle. This year he will be assisting the other advisors and faculty members with the Management Planning Project, Communications class, and the Farm Safety class.


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.  This year he has been appointed as an Instructional Assistant for the Management Planning Project.  He will assist the Project Advisors with grading of assignments, instruction of tutorial sessions and advising of individual students.


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.  This year he will be serving as a Project Advisor for first and second year students.