PEI Potato Board hires new Junior Agronomist

We are pleased to announce that Morgan McNeil will be joining our team as Junior Agronomist starting on May 6th, 2019.  Morgan will be working with Ryan Barrett, Research Coordinator and Agronomy Lead, on projects related to the Agronomy Initiative for Marketable yield (AIM), a collaborative program funded by processing growers, Cavendish Farms, and the PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Morgan recently completed her M.Sc. Agr. degree at the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture in Truro, NS with a specialization in soil science.  She also completed a B.Sc. Agr. degree at Dal AC, majoring in Plant Science with a minor in Food Science and Technology.  Her M.Sc. thesis focused on studying soil health in organic grain cropping systems as influenced by residual effect of green manures in rotation.  She also has an educational background in vegetable production and experience as a research technician and teaching assistant.

Morgan hails from Hantsport, NS in the Annapolis Valley and is passionate about the agriculture industry.  She is an Articling Agrologist with the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists and was previously Communications Officer with the Dalhousie Agricultural Association of Graduate Students.  We are excited to add Morgan to our team as we prepare for a busy year of research and extension projects with PEI potato growers.