Amy Mangin Takes on New Position of Manitoba Canola Growers Research Manager.
Winnipeg, Manitoba – July 12, 2021 – Manitoba Canola Growers welcomed Amy Mangin as she takes on the new position of Research Manager. Mangin will manage all aspects of MCGA’s research, focusing on fostering innovation to gain continuous improvement in canola production and marketability.
Growing up on a farm, Mangin brings a practical agriculture background in addition to her solid academic research experience. She received her undergraduate degree in agronomy at the University of Manitoba and worked as an agronomist for Pembina Coop before starting her master’s degree at the University of Alberta centered on herbicide resistance. After receiving her MSc she went on to work as a research agronomist in the soil fertility lab at the University of Manitoba and is currently finishing up her PhD in the Department of Plant Science at the University of Manitoba.
“We are thrilled to have Amy join our excellent team at MCGA,” says Delaney Ross Burtnack, Executive Director. “MCGA’s research file has grown in recent years driving the need to introduce a dedicated manager who can take our research and extension capabilities to the next level for our membership. Amy brings expertise, innovation and vision that we look forward to tapping into.”
Research and agronomy have always been among the most important and valuable program areas serving canola farmers in Manitoba. Introducing a dedicated research manager will further advance the strong canola research network and ensure efficient resource utilization, allowing MCGA to bring even greater value back to Manitoba farmers by growing our ability to connect farmers’ needs with research results.
“This year is a prime example of the importance of relevant, timely research insight for farmers,” says Clayton Harder, MCGA President. “Farmers need innovation to manage changing pest pressures, changing climate, and changing market demands, all while continuing to operate a successful and sustainable farm business. As our research program continued to grow and evolve, the board recognized this opportunity to expand our resources dedicated to research and agronomy in Manitoba, to the benefit of farmers. We are introducing this three-year term position to explore how we can level up our research and extension work, ideally transitioning to permanent support at the end of the term.”
Amy will work out of her home office near Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB on her fiancé’s family farm where they currently operate a Percheron PMU and grow wheat, oats, canola, soybeans and have now ventured into field peas and flax.
To learn more about research funded by the Manitoba Canola Growers visit our website at CanolaGrowers.com
About Manitoba Canola Growers Association:
The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) represents approximately 7,500 farmers in Manitoba that grow canola. MCGA is committed to maximizing net income for canola farmers through sustainable production. For more information visit www.canolagrowers.com or follow us on social media @CanolaGrowers.
Communications Manager, Manitoba Canola Growers