Nadine Meade

Meade replaces Kristin Yaworski-Lowdon for one-year term

The Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council (MRAC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Nadine Meade for a one-year term to replace Kristin Yaworski-Lowdon who is on maternity leave. 

Meade has worked in the Canadian livestock industry in various capacities for more than 15 years. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and her Master of Science in Agriculture (swine ration/reproductive performance) from the University of Manitoba. Meade recently returned home to Manitoba with her husband and young son after a 10 year hiatus which included time spent in Nova Scotia, Ontario and New Brunswick. Meade enjoys working with industry and facilitating groups and projects to address industry needs.  

“I am pleased to have Nadine join the MRAC team. Her experience in various areas within the agriculture sector is an excellent fit for her new role working with our clients to assist them with their inquiries and reports,” said Ted Eastley, MRAC Executive Director. 

MRAC is currently delivering the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) in Manitoba. CAAP is a five-year (2009-2014), $163 million (Manitoba’s share is $9.5 million) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada initiative that aims to help the Canadian agricultural sector adapt and remain competitive. In Manitoba, CAAP is administered by MRAC. 

The next CAAP application deadline is November 30, 2011. 

For more information on CAAP in Manitoba, please visit http://www.mrac.ca/ or call toll free 1.800.216.9767. To learn more about national CAAP, please visit www.agr.gc.ca/caap or call toll free 1.877.290.2188. 

The Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council (MRAC) is a private not-for-profit corporation that administers Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) funds for innovative agricultural projects and acts as a catalyst to stimulate industry and government activity where gaps are identified. To learn more about MRAC visit http://www.mrac.ca/ .