MWBGA Welcomes Mallorie Lewarne as Agronomy Extension Specialist
Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) is excited to announce the hiring of Mallorie Lewarne, who will be filling the organization’s newly established role of Agronomy Extension Specialist. Mallorie will be responsible for the development, coordination and extension of agronomic information and research results to MWBGA members.
“We are thrilled to have Mallorie join the MWBGA team,” says MWBGA Chair, Fred Greg. “We are looking forward to having the capacity to create educational agronomic material to share with our members. Ensuring our members are able to utilize results from MWBGA-funded research to help on their farms is one of our top priorities.”
Mallorie is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Plant Science from the University of Manitoba. Her advisers are Dr. Brent McCallum and Dr. Colin Hiebert and her research is focused on the study of leaf rust resistance in spring wheat. Mallorie first obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture from U of M. Previously, she has worked with BASF as a Summer Research Associate and with AAFC in Brandon as a Summer Research Assistant with Dr. Ramona Mohr. Mallorie has also enjoyed volunteering with Ag in the Classroom.
“I’m very excited to start my career in the agriculture industry with MWBGA. Being from a small town in rural Manitoba, I understand how important agriculture is for Manitoba and for Canada as a whole,” says Mallorie. “I can’t wait to do my part for the industry by working for Manitoba wheat and barley producers and building on many collaborative relationships with researchers, other commodity groups and industry partners that already exist.”
Mallorie lives in Pilot Mound, Manitoba and will be working out of the MWBGA office in Carman starting on January 20th, 2020.