Markert Seeds Ltd.
Farm Succession Planning Panel
Tuesday, January 24 1:30pm - 2:30pm Room 4
Thursday, January 26 11:00am - 12:00pm Room 1
Lee Markert is a third generation seedsman. His teenage years included helping out at the family seed business, which his grandfather started in 1952. After completing an internship at DuPont Canada, and a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Lethbridge, Lee returned to Markert seeds to work full time, and to help grow his family’s business.
Three young seed professionals discuss their return to the family farm, how they are being integrated , the challenges and opportunities of returning to the family’s seed business and the importance of succession planning. They offer their advice for future generations entering the family business.