• Dr. Derek Brewin
  • Professor, Head Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics

    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    374 Agriculture Building
    66 Dafoe Road
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada


    Derek Brewin webpage


  • PhD, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • MSc, Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • BSc, Agricultural Economics, University of Alberta, Canada


  • ABIZ 2510 Introduction to Agricultural Marketing
  • ABIZ 0730 Financial Risk Management 


Research interests

Dr. Brewin spent 14 years in the agriculture sector as a lender and analyst prior to his academic career. His recent research has focused on spatial grain and oilseed markets as well as innovation in food processing and plant breeding. 

  •  Grain markets and trade
  •  Firm location choices and innovation
  •  Farm finance and production economics
  •  Red meat supply chains 

Current research projects

  •  Economics of crop rotations
  •  Grain transportation policy
  •  Plant Location for oilseed processing
  •  Economics of perennial grains and forages with beef integration


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Other information

Dr. Brewin is an award winning teacher of agricultural finance, marketing and risk management. He is a Past President of the Canadian Ag. Econ. Society. He has served as a Senator at the University of Manitoba and as a director of Farm Management Canada and the Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council.  Prior to his academic career Derek was a Corporate Advisor for the Canadian Wheat Board; a Policy Economist for AAFC and a farm lender. Derek was raised on a mixed irrigation farm in Purple Springs, Alberta.