Ken Coles leads Farming Smarter as Executive Director. Contact him if you want to know anything about anything, offer Farming Smarter money, suggest ways your organization can enter a win/win situation or develop mutually beneficial streams of income. Ken works closely with and listens to his staff. Therefore, yes, he knows what's going on everywhere.
Ken's passions include the practical application of science and critical thinking, effective leadership, communication and dialogue, strategic relationships and having a little fun along the way.
Ken focused on agriculture research young and educated himself for the job with a Chemistry Degree from University of Lethbridge and a Masters of Science, Environment and Management from Royal Roads University. He then went to work taking on greater responsibility with every new opportunity.
Through Monsanto Canada Inc., Lethbridge Research Center, Alberta Pool Research and Development, and Agriculture and Agri-food Canada Ken became an excellent research manager and organizational leader. Then he joined Southern Applied Research Association and created Farming Smarter - Alberta's leading crop research institution.
Ken farms mixed grains with irrigation near Coaldale, AB.