Robert Wagner, Business Opportunities and Market Strategies Specialist We are pleased that Robert Wagner joined the Agriculture Development Branch as the Business Opportunities and Market Strategies Specialist. Robert will be working from the Guelph Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) office.
The Business Opportunities and Market Strategies Specialist works with producers to develop commodity marketing plans, primarily for the grains and oilseeds sectors as well as for livestock and horticultural sectors. The position also involves working with industry to identify new business opportunities, new markets and products and helping clients to determine the viability of these areas. This work will also include developing and delivering new marketing and business resources to help industry enhance and meet changing customer demands.
Nick Betts, Business Management Specialist
We are pleased that Nick Betts joined the Agriculture Development Branch as the Business Management Specialist. Nick will be working from the Guelph Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) office.
The Business Management Specialist contributes to program evaluation, policy development, and direct engagement with farmers and farm organizations, particularly on topics related to sustainability in agriculture and agri-business, farm succession and new entrants, strategic planning, human resources and farm safety.
In these roles, Robert and Nick aim to increase business competitiveness and investment along the agricultural value-chain.
Robert and Nick’s contact details and a complete listing of business management specialists are available at: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/directory/staffdirectorybusiness.htm