Perennia’s Vegetable Specialist, Rosalie Gillis-Madden, is currently on maternity leave. Inquiries should be directed to Caitlin Congdon
ROSALIE GILLIS-MADDEN, M.Sc., PAg., CCA
Rosalie is a resource to producers on all aspects of vegetable production.
She has a B.Sc. from McGill University and has been a Certified Crop Adviser since 2010 and Professional Agrologist with the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists since 2014. She completed her M.Sc. at Dalhousie University in 2015 where she studied the nitrogen dynamics of novel green manures in Eastern Canada.
Rosalie worked for University of Vermont (UVM) Extension for four years conducting applied agricultural research and outreach. As part of the Northwest Crops and Soils Program at UVM Extension, Rosalie worked equally with conventional and organic practices, conducting farmer-driven research and coordinating field days, conferences, workshops, and annual meetings in order to bring the results of the Northwest Crops and Soils Program’s research to farmers, agricultural service providers, industry representatives, legislators, and the public. She is passionate about extension work and knowledge mobilization. Rosalie has written numerous technical bulletins, fact sheets, and research reports, as well as several instructional YouTube videos.
Rosalie’s strengths are in applied research, soil fertility and nutrient management, written and oral communication, and extension education. She works to support farmers, and strives to enable informed decisions about best management practices that are suitable to each farm and business model.
She has won numerous awards for her community involvement and leadership and has taken professional training in project management and communication.