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Holstein Canada Hires Communications co-ordinator

Jennifer Kyle is Holstein Canada’s new communications co-ordinator.

She had previously been magazine and youth co-ordinator with Ontario Holstein and also spent three years in the marketing department at the Semex Alliance.

Kyle, a graduate of Durham College’s public relations program, grew up as an active participant on her family’s purebred Holstein farm, Shylane Holsteins, near Stratford, Ont., before moving to her husband’s family’s Jersey, Holstein and Brown Swiss farm, Ash Lawn Farms Ltd., near Ayr, Ont.

As communications co-ordinator, Kyle will be responsible for the association’s publication, Info Holstein, and will work on external and internal communications projects while maintaining Holstein Canada’s social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.

Holstein Canada has also hired Maureen Balsillie as events co-ordinator.

She will be responsible for organizing the association’s annual convention as well as its booth at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the events and shows that Holstein Canada attends throughout the year to promote its services and programs.

Forage industry presents innovation award

Michel Tremblay has received the Saskatchewan Forage Council’s 2013 Forage Industry Innovation Award.

It recognizes exemplary innovation, leadership, service and stewardship in Saskatchewan’s forage industry.

Tremblay began his career in 1990 working with the forage council as its variety testing program co-ordinator. Saskatchewan Agriculture hired him as its provincial forage specialist in 1992, where he remained until last year.

While with the government, he headed up extension events, spearheaded industry projects and worked to create a link between government and industry-producers.

He played a lead role in forming the Saskatchewan Forage Seed Development Commission and helped create the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association.

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