AGRI-TREND® is pleased to welcome new AGRI-TREND® Assistant Market-Coach®, Lyle Wiens based in Altona, MB to our growing Network!
I grew up on a grain farm just south of Winnipeg in Domain. From an early age, I was involved with many aspects of the farm including seeding, pesticide application, harvest and running the seed processing plant during the winter months. Following high school, I completed my undergraduate degree in Agri-business at the University of Manitoba and began a graduate degree in Agricultural Economics with a focus on commodity trade, trade policy and the effects of high food prices on developing nations. I currently reside in Altona with my wife, Ashley, and our new baby girl. I still involve myself with the family farm as much as possible, particularly during harvest. The experience I have working as product support for a local machinery sales company has given me a passion for working with farmers and an ability to relate to the challenges that the family farm faces. One such challenge being finding a balance between work and family. No matter what time of year, there never seems to be enough hours in a day to check off all the items of "the list". Furthermore, new technologies and methods are continually emerging that require time and energy to learn and incorporate. Being a Market-Coach with AGRI-TREND® allows me to lessen some of this burden on farmers as well as to help them become more profitable.