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Mikayla Melnick, B.Sc.

On-Farm Network Assistant

Meet Mikayla Melnick! Mikayla just finished her second summer season with MPSG and is looking forward to using her experience over the last two summers, along with her degree in biomedical toxicology, to expand her roles and responsibilities on our team.


Christopher Forsythe, M.Sc. P.Ag

On-Farm Network Agronomist

Meet Christopher Forsythe. Chris grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Directly after high school he began to work on his uncle’s grain farm in western Manitoba where he developed a keen interest in farming and agriculture. After completing a bachelor of science in agronomy at the University of Manitoba he worked as a research agronomist at Monsanto in their breeding program. From there he completed a master of agriculture with a focus on agroecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. After living in Scandinavia for the last seven years, and most recently working in vertical farming, he was ready to move back to Manitoba with his family. Chris’s goal is to provide farmers with the best possible knowledge from the OFN trial results to empower them in making informed production decisions. His approach to agriculture is always holistic. He is interested in legume agronomy, soil-microbiology and the long-term sustainability of the pulse and soybean industry in Manitoba.

Email: chris@manitobapulse.ca

Twitter: @OFNagronomist

Ph. (204) 751-0439