Born on a field and vegetable crop farm near Chatham, Ontario, Stephen’s goal from his earliest memory was to farm and be involved in agri-business. He has a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Guelph and expanded his business training with an MBA from the University of Windsor, where he focused on corporate strategy and strategic marketing. Stephen started his professional career in the crop protection sector before focusing on strategic marketing consulting. From there he was given the challenge and opportunity to lead a competitor national seed brand. He is a recognized leader in the seed industry given not only his efforts in business development, but contributions to several industry issues and initiatives through the Canadian Seed Trade Association where he is a Past President.
Stephen’s passion for modern agriculture starts at home where he operates a family farm. It is here that he practices what he preaches both through on-farm research and use of the genetics and technologies used by Maizex customers.