MEM alumnus and general manager of the Lethbridge-based Farming Smarter Association was recently featured in The Western Producer.
Coles is responsible for determining the focus, scope and duration of research projects designed to benefit farmers.
From the story:“Ken Coles sometimes sprays crops in the dark of night. Sometimes he seeds crops into snow-covered fields. Sometimes he tweets field observations via @killerkencoles. And he always enjoys his work.”
In the story, Coles refers to his RRU experience:“I was the one redneck from Alberta, out there with a bunch of tree huggers from B.C., basically, and it was a great opportunity to see a lot of different perspectives and talk about agriculture in a positive light.”