In January 2023, I was a speaker on a panel about the current state of Ontario agriculture at a technical conference for the Master Brewer’s Association of the Americas. The conference spotlights what is currently happening in the brewing industry, here in Ontario as well as across North America. I spoke on crop rotation, cover crops, precision agriculture, and brewer-farmer relations. I highlighted an example of brewer farmer relations that came from a valuable field trip I attended in SAFS-2350 Ecological Agriculture.
My background as a brewer played a part in my presentation, however all my agriculture and environmental science knowledge came from my experience at Trent. One of the other speakers declared, “Kevin did a great job explaining the nuances of agriculture here in Ontario, which is not easy!” I credit the SAFS course and the amazing professors here at the Trent School of Environment. - Kevin Drost
My experience at Trent has been filled with an incredible amount of experiential learning that gave me not just theoretical but also practical knowledge. Ample lab and field work experience, which I acquired during my undergraduate research, gave me a confident foundation for my future career in the agriculture sector. It was the combination of amazing faculty mentorship and research opportunities that encouraged me to pursue my master’s degree at Trent. - Mykhailo Rangaiev ’18, BSc SAFS graduate now completing a Master of Science in the Environmental and Life Sciences program