Agriculture: Jonathan Blais

Relationship Manager, Farm Credit Canada

Western Region Director, Corporate Development and Administration, Vegpro International Inc

Jon moved to Kelowna from Quebec in 2013 to continue his career in agriculture and agribusiness banking. He obtained his Bachelor of Applied Sciences at Laval University specializing in Agricultural Economics and acquired a diploma in Farm Management and Technology from McGill University.

His passion for agriculture lead him to his current role at Vegpro; who is a leading producer of fresh vegetables, specializing in the production and packaging of baby lettuces and crucifers. His mandate is to generate, analyse various business opportunities and implement initiatives to meet corporate growth strategy.

Prior to his current role, Jon worked as a Senior Relationship Manager for over six years where he gained extensive experience in agricultural lending and business development. He has been given the opportunity to work in four provinces and has thus gained valuable knowledge of the diverse Canadian agriculture.

Jon has settled here to enjoy the wide range of outdoor activities that the Okanagan has to offer. He is an enthusiastic snowboarder, recently took on mountain biking and enjoys the amazing hiking trails in the area. Today, Jon is involved in a number of community organizations and encourages anyone passionate about farming to contact him.

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