Parkland Crop Diversification Foundation

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In 2016/17 PCDF marked its 20th year as a non profit organization with the purpose to evaluate, demonstrate and facilitate the use of new crops, technologies and value added opportunities.  Located in Roblin, MB, PCDF conducts applied research and technology transfer, new crop adaptation, diversification and value-added opportunities for the northwest region of agro-Manitoba.  Specialty areas continue to be hemp, flax, fertility and disease trials as well as new crops such as quinoa and fababean.


James Frey
Applied Research Specialist
Manitoba Agriculture & Resource Development

Cynthia Nerbas
Financial Assistant
Jessica Frey
Research Technician

Board of Directors

Robert Misko (Chair)  Roblin
Mark Laycock (Vice Chair)  Russell
Cynthia Nerbas (Treasurer) Shellmouth
Laurie Radferd (Secretary) Sanclara
Jeremy Andres Roblin
Rod Fisher  Dauphin
Dale Gryba  Gilbert Plains
Vern Zatwarnciki Gilbert Plains
Boris Michaleski  Dauphin
John Sandborn  Benito

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