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Melyse Renwick


We are pleased to announce that Melyse Renwick has joined the Great Lakes Grain team as our summer intern. Melyse will be working alongside the GLG team in Central Office and reporting directly to Nick Williamson. With her role alongside Nick, she will be spending time in our various locations during her time with us, so please be sure to say hello and make her feel welcome when she comes to your branch.

Amongst other main grain activities, Melyse will be working on understanding how sustainability plays a part in the day-to-day operation at GLG and how it will be used to assist and progress our growers and end users. She will be responsible to help set up and manage our new SAI platform and portal for GLG to continue to grow our presence in the sustainability space. She will also be working on creating and managing the internal farm management groups inside of SAI platform through the FSA (Farm Sustainability Assessment). Melyse will also be working along side the GLG team prepping for the ISCC Audits upcoming in July and helping with the planning for crop tour 2024.

Melyse has a passion for agriculture. Learning alongside her Dad in Wheatley is where it all began. She has been involved in community engagement projects like Farm and Food Care Ontario’s ‘Breakfast on the Farm’ and was an ambassador for Garden-In-A-Box. Melyse was also featured on Faces Behind Food for her contribution of managing the family’s pumpkin patch!

Melyse completed her Associate Diploma of Agriculture from University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus. This September, she will be continuing her education at Olds College in Alberta to gain a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Science Agri-Business. Melyse can be reached at or (519) 365 4624Please join us in welcoming Melyse!

Co-operatively yours,

Nick Williamson

Senior Solutions Manager

Luke Gyurom


We are pleased to announce that Luke Gyurom has joined the Chatham Central Office as our Agronomy Sales Intern.

Luke grew up outside of Appin where he gained a passion for agriculture and got inspired to pursue an education in the field. Luke just finished his second year in the agriculture – Co-op program at the University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus, and will be attending Olds College of Agriculture and Technology, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree of Science, majoring in Agribusiness. Luke enjoys playing team sports such as soccer, curling, and football.

He is looking forward to furthering his knowledge in the agronomy industry and gaining hands-on experience. Please join us in welcoming Luke.

Co-operatively yours,

Brian Cofell,

Agronomy Sales Manager

Korina Velema


We are pleased to announce that Korina Velema has joined the Chatham Central Office as our Nitrogen Project Lead.

Korina will be our Project Lead for the Adapt N Program. She will work closely with our team of Crop Specialists throughout our territory with interested customers/owners to implement the program.

This is a program designed to track the nitrogen status of individual corn fields. It starts with a field boundary to geolocate 35 years of weather history on that field then add in soil characteristics, crop management zones based on soil type and historical yield patterns. We then add in management information on planting dates, relative maturity ratings of hybrid(s) and fertility applications. The program thin tracks losses, mineralization and uptake of nitrogen by growth stage. If required it will make in season nitrogen rate recommendations on a field average or on site specific basis. Other duties as assigned will entail nitrate soil testing and plant tissue collection to further augment our understanding of the Nitrogen program

Korina grew up in Port Stanley where she gained a passion for agriculture and was inspired to peruse an education in the field. Korina will be entering her third year at the University of Guelph, in the Bachelor of Commerce program, majoring in Food and Agricultural Business and minoring in Agricultural Science. Korina enjoys playing hockey and softball, and being a part of committees that the University of Guelph offers such as the College Royal Society and Tractor Tug for Tots.

She is looking forward to gaining hands-on experience and furthering her knowledge in the agronomy industry. Please join us in welcoming Korina.

Co-operatively yours,

Dale Cowan,

Agronomy Strategy Manager and Senior Agronomist

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