CAITLIN CONGDON, BSc (Agr.), PAg, CCA
Field Crops Specialist
Caitlin is excited to be taking on the role of Field Crops Specialist, where she will support the growth and development of the field crop industry by being a resource for producers on all aspects of field crop production, including small grains, corn, and soybeans. She has been with Perennia since 2016, first as a Research Associate and then as Acting Vegetable Specialist.
Caitlin has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College, where she majored in Plant Science and minored in Pest Management. Her passion for field crops began when she worked as a student research associate for the Nova Scotia Crop Development Institute and led an undergraduate honours project on the fungicidal control of Fusarium Head Blight in cereals. During her time as a research associate at Perennia, Caitlin has participated in numerous field crops trials, including the Maritime Corn Variety Testing and field-scale work on soybeans, corn, and winter wheat with the Atlantic Grains Council. Her agriculture background comes from a long family history of farming, supported by her work experience on both crop and livestock farms. She has hands-on experience in all stages of cropping, from planting cereals to chopping corn silage, as well as with dairy cattle and hogs.
Her extension activities include responding to farm inquiries, hosting production workshops and tours, and publishing factsheets and the CropLinks newsletter. Caitlin serves on production, research and education-related committees.