Shawn grew up on a farm in Southwestern Ontario, and continues to produce corn and soybeans with his family. He is a University of Guelph graduate, with an M.Sc. (Plant Breeding and Genetics) and B.Sc. (Agronomy). He has spent ten years in the agricultural industry, the majority of which has been with Maizex. Shawn has his Certified Crop Advisor designation, is a recognized Plant Breeder by the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association and is the Chair for the Ontario Corn Committee.