Garry L. Meier P.Ag.
Garry was born and raised on a mixed farm in the Ridgedale area of Northeastern Saskatchewan Canada. Garry obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan in 1976. He started farming in 1975 in partnership with his brother. Their farm at its peak size covered some 17,000 acres producing a variety of seed crops, specialty component crops and as well as a number of traditional crops. After 31 years; 2011 would be the last year that Meier Brothers farms would operate and both of the partner's families will head down different trails of life.
Garry continues to farm about 5,000 acres on a custom basis, raise leafcutter bees, and run a small bee export business and a plant breeding company. In addition, He is part of the R & D and Design teams at Bourgault Industries in St. Brieux Saskatchewan serving as the company’s Corporate Agronomist since February of 2006.
Garry got involved in the hemp industry with Dr. Dave Hutchison in 1997, grew his first plot in 1998 and has grown hemp every year since.
With the help of long time friend Dr. Bert Vandenberg, Garry started a Hemp Breeding Program in 2002. Commercial Varieties of note from that program include CRAG, CRS-1 and CFX-1. That breeding effort led to the incorporation of Hemp Genetics International in 2008.
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