Fifth generation farmer from Deloraine, Manitoba.
For almost 25 years Scott was an Ag Rep and Crop Diversification Specialist for Manitoba Agriculture focusing on sustainable food production. He then left the government in 2011 to help start the Agricultural Investment and Management firm called Fall Line Capital. Fall Line invests in Farmland across the USA as well as new Ag Technologies and they also take an active role in the management of all their investments. Scott has direct farming experience not only across North America but also in Australia, Europe & the Former Soviet Union. Scott has won numerous achievement awards for his ag extension work and promotion of conservation agriculture including Canada’s “Zero-till Farmer of the Year” and “Conservation Farm of the Year”. Scott is a regular speaker at international ag conferences and has spoken at “AgriTechnica” in Hannover, Germany, “Crop World” in London, England, and the “World’s Fair” in Milan, Italy. Along with recent speaking opportunities at Ag Days and other events in North America.
Scott has also been a contributing author to the advanced ag reference books: “The Search for Sustainable Agriculture” and “Rainfed Farming Systems Around the World”. Scott is also currently contributing to a book on Conservation Agriculture being coordinated by representatives from the FAO/UN. Scott received a BS in Agriculture with honours from the University of Manitoba and is a Professional Agrologist. Scott is currently Director of Agronomy for Fall Line Capital based in San Mateo, California, but he also continues farm, with the help of his family, specifically at Dand Manitoba, in the very heart of the Canadian Prairies. His winters are spent in California with his wife Ann and their summers are spent back home at the farm.