Scope: Cereals, pulses, special crops (including industrial Hemp), plots, forages
AMELIA HAMILTON – Region 8 - LEAD
Amelia is from an export hay operation outside of Olds, AB. While completing a Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia she worked in Edmonton as a summer student for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) where she completed work in entomology before being trained as a Licensed Seed Crop Inspector (LSCI). She began inspecting with AgCall in 2014 and has continued inspecting in the summers over the last three years. Amelia is now involved with AgCall year round inspecting as well as helping to manage and coordinate the CropInspect business. She looks forward to getting back out into the fields this summer.
JOHN LUIMES – Region 8
John has 15 years of primary production experience with a wide range of crops including wheat, peas, chickpeas, canola and potatoes. In addition, he has also done customer service dealing solving a variety of problems in regards to drying and storage management of grains and oilseeds.
MAUREEN BROADHEAD – Region 8
Maureen graduated from Lethbridge College with a diploma in Environmental Assessment and Restoration (2003-5). She received training as a Crop Scout and became Agronomist. She has assessed producer’s fields as far South as the border and North of Linden Alberta this included field mapping, soil sampling, documenting weed densities, presence of insects and disease. She has further her Agriculture eperince while working in precision agriculture and grain grading. Currently Maureen is self-employed as Gaea Agro Inc. and has completed my first season as a Licensed Seed Crop Inspector (Cereals, Flax, Pulses, and Soybeans) with AgCall CropInspect.
MONIQUE DAWSON – Region 8
Monique graduated from the University of Lethbridge, with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She gained an appreciation and a base knowledge of agriculture, not only through her education but, by working for Agriculture and Agri-food Canada in Lethbridge for three years. Because of this love for agriculture, she became certified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to work as a Licensed Seed Crop Inspector for AgCall CropInspect. She looks forward to working closely with growers in Southern Alberta and would like to continue her education through the Alberta Institute of Agrologists.
ALEX MCCOLL – Region 8
Alex (BSc/BEd) has worked in diverse agricultural services in Lethbridge and is currently involved in winter wheat breeding and genetics. He is certified by CFIA to inspect forages, cereals, pulses and specialty crops. When not in the field, he spends time with family and friends, kayaking, swimming and camping. He looks forward to working with growers in Southern Alberta as part of the AgCall CropInspect team during this transition.
JON SHEPPARD – Region 8
Jon Sheppard was a former CFIA inspector that joined the AgCall team in 2015. He lives in Calgary where he operates his own window washing and painting business. Jon is a senior level inspector spending most of his time in alfalfa and other forage crops. He is also licensed to inspect; cereals, pulses, plots and special crops.