Richardson Is Employee Spotlight – Jennifer

Richardson Is Employee Spotlight – Jennifer

Richardson Is Employee Spotlight – Jennifer

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Jen Kreway Spotlight

Meet Jennifer, one of our new Provincial Agronomists based out of the Richardson Pioneer Divisional Office in Regina, SK, and this week’s Richardson Is employee spotlight!

Originally from Cornwall, England, Jennifer moved with her family to Canada in 1999. She’s been with Richardson Pioneer for eight years, spending most of her career at our Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centre in Balgonie, SK. She moved into her new role in Regina last year.

As one of three Provincial Agronomists, Jennifer coaches, plans and supports our Richardson Pioneer employees in Manitoba. She focuses on best agronomic practices so our employees can help our customers make the most of their crop.

 

Jennifer Kreway1

Jennifer giving a presentation at a Richardson conference.

What do you like most about your role with Richardson?

I enjoy helping people successfully grow crops and support them through that process. In my previous role as a Crop Inputs Manager, I did the same thing, but by supporting farms. Now, I am supporting our locations instead.

 

What’s different about your role with Richardson?

It is more of a support role for our location employees, so I don’t work as directly with customers anymore. I get to work closely with our two demonstration farms, Kelburn Farm in Manitoba and Bennett Farm in Saskatchewan, helping to plan trial work and training our employees.

Right now my colleagues and I are planning for the upcoming 2018 season and putting together crop trials across the Prairies. These trials help our employees and customers learn more about how certain products perform in different growing conditions.

 

Why would you recommend a career in agriculture?

Working in the agriculture industry is very rewarding. You get to be a part of feeding the world. I can’t imagine not working in this industry. It’s very diverse with many opportunities, from research and development of new products, to manufacturing finished food products, to even the new digital world of farming.

 

Jennifer Kreway2What was it like living in England compared to Canada?

When my family immigrated in 1999, I remember landing in Regina on a very cold February night and being amazed at the vastness of the province. In Cornwall, my family operated 220-head Holstein dairy farm. We continued to farm in Canada, and my family currently has a 3,300-acre grain and oilseed operation in Ituna, SK.

 

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I enjoy baking and making many of the traditional foods we had in England. I also like to snowmobile and quad with my husband and travel across North America.

I regularly go back to Cornwall to visit my family there, but Canada is now my home. I proudly became a Canadian citizen in 2010!

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