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Staff Directory

The Farming Smarter Team

Ken Coles

Executive Director

  • Work Number: 403-317-0022
  • Mobile Number: 403-317-0757

M.Sc. B.Sc. P.Ag Certified Crop Advisor (CCA)

Ken Coles runs this pop stand. 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 Masters of Science, Environment and Management from Royal Roads University. He then went to work taking on greater responsibility with every new opportunity.

Read more about Ken here.

Through Monsanto Canada Inc., Lethbridge Research Center, Alberta Pool Research and Development, 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.


  • Alberta Institute of Agrology
  • Green Certificate
  • 4-H volunteer southern Alberta region

twitter @killerkencoles

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