Our mission is to represent Manitoba seed growers within the professional seed system for the benefit of agriculture in Manitoba.

Objectives

  1. To promote the value of our seed quality assurance system to producers and end users.
  2. To develop linkages with all levels of government and agriculture industry.
  3. To educate customers on the role of the pedigreed seed system in the development and transfer of advanced genetics.
  4. To develop programs to provide production, processing, and marketing information for Manitoba Seed Growers’ Association members to expand their knowledge and profitability to their pedigreed seed enterprises.
  5. To facilitate the responsible transfer of plant genetics and seed technologies from the plant breeder to the commercial farmer.

Policy Development

In the development of policy and direction for the association, the Board should be guided by what is in the best interests of Manitoba’s seed growers.

Board Of Directors

Ray Askin | President

RR#4, Box 9
Portage la Prairie, MB
R1N 3A4
Ph. 204.274.2417
Fax. 204.274.2740
Cell. 204.856.6475
rayaskin@mts.net

Andrew Ayre | Vice President

Box 203
Minto, MB
R0K 0M0
Ph. 204.776.2333
Fax. 204.776.2378
Cell. 204.534.0988
southern.seed@plantpioneer.com

Eric McLean | Past President

Box 142
Oak River, MB
R0K 1T0
Ph. 204.566.2261
Farm. 204.566.2422
Fax. 204.566.2148
Cell. .204.365.7412
eric@jshenry.ca

Daniel Sanders |  Provincial Director

RR#1
Manitou, MB
R0G 1G0
Cell. 204.242.4200
Fax. 204.242.2968
dmsanders@inethome.ca

Marcel Gousseau | Provincial Director

Box 123
Oak Bluff, MB
R0G 1N0
Ph. 204.895.1357
gousseauseed@hotmail.com

Tom Greaves | Provincial Director

Box 2
Domain, MB
R0G 0M0
Ph. 204.736.2849
Cell. 204.918.4442
Fax. 204.736.2838
tom@pituraseeds.ca

Ryan Murray | National Director

Box 4
Decker, MB
R0M 0K0
Ph. 204.764.2469
Farm. 204.764.2733
Cell. 204.764.0366
Fax. 204.764.2793
mfiseed@inetlink.ca

Doug Heamen | National Director

Box 1060
Virden, MB
R0M 2C0
Ph. 204.748.2666
Fax. 204.748.2083
Cell. 204.748.7666
dheaman@rfnow.com

Patti Rothenburger, Ph.D., P.Ag. | National Director

Agri-Genetics Specialist
Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Agri-Food Innovation and Adaptation Knowledge Centre

536 Stephen Street
Morden, MB
R6M 1T7
Ph. 204.823.1293
Fax. 204.822.2939
patti.rothenburger@gov.mb.ca

AJ Armstrong | Provincial Director

Box 1048
Boissevain, MB
R0K 0E0
Cell. 204.534.5899
seedmanaj@gmail.com

Adam Gregory | Provincial Director

Box 18
Fisher Branch, MB
R0C 0Z0
Ph. 204.372.6720
Cell: 204.739.8314
adam@interlakeagri.com

Jennifer Seward | Manager

Box 1910
Carman, MB
R0G 0J0
Ph. 204.745.6274
Fax. 204.745.6282
Cell. 204.745.7940
jennifer.seward@seedmanitoba.ca