Horticultural Agronomy Specialist
Looking for farming advice? I have spent the majority of my life involved in agriculture and have a passion for growing plants. I understand the struggles of starting your own farm, the confusion of reviewing research and tests, and the difficulty to find good resources for small-scale agriculture. My goal is to guide more farmers towards profitable and sustainable systems to meet the consumption demands of our communities.
With two Prairie Horticulture Certificates and my Bachelor of Science major in Horticulture and minor in Soil Science from the University of Saskatchewan (2019), I specialize in production horticulture focusing on organic and soil-health based systems. I also have knowledge in animal husbandry through experience on our family’s farm which has helped to incorporate the importance of livestock into farm sustainability. While away for university (and hockey), I was able to develop and grow my own farm business showcasing the knowledge of my education along with learning the tough skills of growing food and entrepreneurship.
"With the population of farmers aging, I am on the mission to guide the next generation of sustainable farmers."
What services do you offer?
I offer Horticultural Agronomy consultation for hobbyists to commercial growers and farmers. Some of the topics I have worked with have involved organic crop management, integrated pest management, soil fertility, crop planning, irrigation, marketing and food safety.
How much experience do you have?
- An Articling Agrologist with the BCIA
- I continue to stay up to date on modern advances in horticulture through scientific journals, books, tours, meetings and professional development seminars.
- BASc in Horticulture (major) and Soil Science (minor) with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan (2015-19)
- 2 Prairie Horticulture Certificates; Greenhouse Management and Field Crop Production (2011-2015)
- Owner of Linden Lane Farms (2011-present)
- Grew up around the family’s homestead farm
What area's do you specialize in?
I specialize in horticultural agronomy utilizing my education from the University of Saskatchewan (BASc Horticulture major, Soil Science minor). I have a background in plant nursery management, vegetable production greenhouses, field vegetable and small fruit production and organic management.
Would I be a suitable client?
I work with gardeners and farmers of all levels from beginners to veterans. That being said, I do my best to provide farm customers with information to help them succeed for free on our website through growing, planting and pruning guides for many of our products. My consulting work tends to help larger and complex issues where my experience and knowledge can uniquely solve the situation.
You are welcome to inquire about my consulting services with a no-fee and no-obligation meeting where I can begin to understand your needs, determine if you would benefit from my assistance and provide you with proceeding advice.
How do I become a client?
Please send a message through the online form on this page to begin the process. I will do my best to contact you to schedule a client intake meeting/phone call. This is a no-fee and no-obligation meeting to discuss your concerns and questions with you, determine if my consultation would benefit you and then provide recommendations on how to proceed.
Where do you consult?
Utilizing modern technology, I am able to consult with clients across North America. The majority of my production consult clients are within the BC Southern Interior as I understand the growing conditions best since it is where I am raised. However, I have helped growers across Western Canada with greenhouse pest issues, business advice and other problems less pertaining to climate.
What time of year do you consult?
I try my best to do the majority of consultations during the off-season (October to April). Depending on the situation, in-season maintenance and meetings may be required.
What is your consulting fee?
Please contact me regarding your project or area of consultation and I will provide a reasonable quote and breakdown of the services I can tailor to your situation.
How do you consult?
I utilize Google Meet/Hangout for vitural meetings with clients for most consultation. Phone calls are an option. Depending on the context of the meetings, an on-site meeting(s) may be required at your farm or ours.