Canterra Follows Up Alberta Hire with New Saskatchewan Position

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Canterra Seeds welcomes Lauren Wensley as pedigreed seed territory manager for Saskatchewan, effective Jan. 4, 2016. This newly created position will provide additional and continual service to Canterra Seeds seed grower shareholders and retail partners in Saskatchewan.

“The addition of Lauren is the latest demonstration of our intentions and follows on the heels of hiring Colette Prefontaine for the same position in Alberta. As with Colette, we fully expect Lauren to make an immediate impact to our business,” says Brent Derkatch, director, operations & business development.

Canterra Seeds has made a number of significant investments in its pedigreed seed business in 2015, including adding a large number of new varieties to their portfolio, signing a P4 agreement with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Alberta Wheat Commission to support the CPSR wheat breeding program at Lethbridge Research Station and, finally, announcing a new joint venture company, Limagrain Cereals Research Canada, with Groupe Limagrain of France.

Lauren brings prior experience in the seed business as well as the grain handling industry. Her previous roles have included cereal seed merchandiser with Viterra and outside sales representative with Cargill. Lauren also has hands-on experience on her family’s farm operation in west central Saskatchewan.