Just like you, our Crops Representatives are experts in their field.
They take pride in every recommendation they make and in seeing your farm business excel. Let them be your partners year-round with custom crop plans. From developing a crop and soil management plan that helps you meet your farm business goals and staying within your budget, to seed and crop protection product sales, and finally to the custom application of inputs, your Crops Representative will help ensure your best yield.
Jamie Box grew up in Renfrew and started his career in agriculture when he was in high school. He started by buying a couple of cattle and in growing crops in a few fields on his Grandfather's farm. He graduated with a diploma in Agriculture Business from the University of Guelph in 1997. Since then, he has held various positions in crop inputs, grain handling and grain marketing. He came to Embrun Co-op in 2022 with over 25 years of experience covering regions from Oshawa to Eastern Ontario. His extensive experience in different growing conditions and with different crops makes him an invaluable asset to our agronomic team and to the growers he works with.
Courtney was born and raised on a dairy and cash crop operation in Crysler, Ontario. Having worked on the farm for a couple years, she has experience with corn, soybean, forage, and cereal crops. She has four growing seasons under her belt in various fertilizer operations doing everything from batching, delivering, billing, as well as scouting. With her diploma in Agriculture from La Cité Collégiale, her personal experience, and her thirst for knowledge, she is keen to help her customers achieve their crop goals.
André grew up in the agricultural village of St-Albert. It was during his first summer job, on a dairy farm, that he fell in love with farming. This encouraged him to earn his diploma in the Animal Production Technology program from the Institute of Agri-food technology at the Saint-Hyacinthe campus. After graduating, André worked for a company offering custom application in the fields where he worked in a multitude of roles, including the operation of sprayers and floaters, the delivery of goods, the sale of agricultural inputs, field scouting, and more. In addition to his job at Coop Embrun, André works on a poultry farm during his weekends.
Ceilidh MacRae joined the Embrun Co-op team just before planting started in spring 2023 and hasn’t let up since! Growing up in the SD&G area, she feels fortunate to have been surrounded by so many opportunities in the agricultural industry. Her interest was really sparked after she began participating in the local 4-H clubs. Realizing her passion lay in agriculture, she started attending the University of Guelph and earned her Associate Diploma in Agriculture with a focus on crops and crop management. While in school, she spent three seasons working for a strawberry farm, where she rounded out her knowledge of fruit and vegetable crops. Following a crop from seed to harvest cemented her respect for those making a living in the industry.
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