Simon North

Market Development Agronomist

This British ex-pat specializes in Canadian in-crop chemistry, herbicides and canola production.

Simon joined Cargill in 2014 after managing a large corporate farm in Saskatchewan. Prior to that, he worked for B.C.’s Minister of Agriculture. Simon specializes in in-crop chemistry, herbicides and canola production.

“Canola needs the most attention; there is always something to do with it,” says Simon. “It’s the most expensive to grow, but we can also get the most output from it.”

Simon has been following canola breeding and innovation for many years. He first fell in love with agriculture when working on a farm in the U.K. following high school. There, and while completing his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree at Harper Adams University near Birmingham, he learned about oilseed rape production.

“It’s interesting to see how it’s evolved and what’s in the pipeline.“ 

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