KYLA PIERIK, BSc. (Agr.) P.Ag.
Within her Business Development role, Kyla links agriculture, seafood and agri-food businesses to markets with the help of the dedicated team at Perennia. She connects with clients, government, universities other key stakeholder organizations to identify present and future business opportunities.
Kyla has worked in the agriculture and the agri-food sector for more than 25 years and was the 5th generation on her century family apple and certified strawberry plant farm. She worked in agricultural finance in all three Maritime Provinces and owned and operated a retail farm market which included fresh fruit and vegetables, a scratch bakery, gift shop and garden center. Her career later involved delivering a funding program for the federal government and most recently working to assist the Minister of Agriculture within the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.
As a personal project she self-published (created, designed, marketed and distributed) a now two time Canadian bestselling cookbook.
Kyla has a BSc in Agricultural Economics from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (now Dal AC) has completed the Cultivate – Strategic Agricultural Leadership Course from the Richard IVEY School of Business and is a Professional Agrologist (PAg).