Mike Warkentin - Northlands in Edmonton, AB
The importance of food was driven into Mike during his first job out of University, when he went to work in the hybrid canola seed industry in southern Alberta. Working side-by-side with local producers gave him a greater understanding of what drives the Alberta agricultural industry. Following grad-school Mike returned to Alberta and began working with Northlands. He credits a big part of going to Northlands to its historical agricultural society roots as well as its initiatives to continually innovate the agricultural sector.
You can usually find Mike running between events around the Northlands campus as well as the capital region as the Director, Event and Entertainment Development for Northlands.