About

MacEwen Agricentre is the largest and most dynamic agribusiness operations in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec employing over 100 full time and seasonal employees.

Who We Are

We are an independent, locally owned enterprise with strong family values. Jim’s daughters are now active in the company making them the fourth generation involved in the business. Our strategy involves investing locally which allows us to be customer focused by remaining within the community and allowing for prompt decisions due to the company’s proximity.

What sets MacEwen Agricentre apart from the competition is our people and our understanding of how to best customize a solution for all your grain, feed, and crop input needs. From our locations in Maxville, Vars and Cobden, we operate state-of-the-art facilities and provide one-on-one customer service with the goal of establishing long-term business relationships.

Our history

1983

New owners close the feed mill and Jim MacEwen, William R’s son and William A’s grandson, buys it back and re-opens with two employees as MacEwen Feed and Fertilizer Inc.

1984

MacEwen buys the assets of Dalkeith Feed mill in Dalkeith, Ontario.

1985

MacEwen buys the assets of Lalonde Feed mill in Hammond, Ontario.

1992

MacEwen buys the assets of Maurice Lamoureux Ltd. in St. Isidore, Ontario.

1992

MacEwen Feed and Fertilizer Inc. is renamed MacEwen Agricentre Inc.

1995

1992–1995 – MacEwen operates two mills: dairy feed in Maxville and poultry feed in St. Isidore.

1998

Extensive renovations in St. Isidore include a new pellet line and innovative European “expander”.

1998

Maxville feed mill closes and production moves to St. Isidore.

2000

MacEwen installs two modern, multi-million dollar fertilizer blending towers in Maxville and Vars, Ontario.

2012

Newly constructed feed mill opens in Maxville.

2012

All production moves to Maxville feed mill and St. Isidore closes.

2015

Construction begins on the first of five fertilizer storage domes in Maxville, with access to rail.

2015

MacEwen purchases Millar Feed and Seed in Cobden, Ontario.

2016

Construction is completed on a fertilizer storage and blending facility in Cobden and a 30,000-square-foot crop protection warehouse in Maxville.

2021

Work begins on a multi-million dollar feed mill expansion in Maxville, an additional storage and pelleting line, and a second expander to accommodate greater volume.

Today

MacEwen operates from three locations: Maxville, Vars and Cobden, employing more than 100 people.

Our team

Leadership

Jim MacEwen

President

Maxville

613-527-2175

Jim MacEwen

President

Maxville

613-527-2175

j.macewen@macewenag.com

Jim MacEwen has been the driving force behind the success of MacEwen Agricentre since he started the company in November 1983. For him, the most rewarding aspect of his job is watching his company continue to grow and be an innovative leader in the agricultural community.

Jim believes that MacEwen Agricentre stands out from the competition largely because the company hires only the best – people who are willing go the extra mile to provide customers with the highest-quality products and services.

In addition, Jim has ensured that MacEwen Agricentre continually re-invests in high-quality facilities and equipment. He leads his team in maintaining a stellar image in the region that reflects the company’s brand, its clean, reliable equipment and its superior customer service.

Jim has intentionally shaped an organization that demonstrates its deep commitment to agriculture. That’s what has made MacEwen Agricentre so successful.

Sales Team

Eric Beauchesne

Poultry Advisor

613-880-9857

Mario Beliveau

Poultry Advisor

613-314-4704

James Campbell

Crop Input Advisor

Cobden

613-401-2492

James Campbell

Crop Input Advisor

Cobden

613-401-2492

James leads our crop input sales from of our Cobden plant in the Ottawa Valley. James’ greatest pride in working with the MacEwen crop input team is the significant investment that the company makes in local agriculture—welcomed by local producers.

James has more than 20 years of experience in the dairy industry, so he knows that farming is not a nine-to-five job. James has a strong personal and professional relationship with his customers and is a true “Valley Boy”.

Martin Charlebois

Grain merchandising and Poultry Manager

Maxville

613-527-2175

Martin Charlebois

Grain merchandising and Poultry Manager

Maxville

613-527-2175

Martin Charlebois has many years of experience in the feed and grain industry. He started his career by working 10 years in this agricultural sector as a miller. He was then promoted to the position of team leader and finally became a Feed Mill Supervisor of a HACCP certified establishment. Martin also has experience as a Millwright representative and as a team leader.

For the past 20 years, Martin has been working as a Grain Merchandiser. Throughout this period, he has attended many training and educational sessions related to this industry either at the ITA- Saint-Hyacinthe campus or the University of Guelph Campus in Alfred. Martin looks forward to serving you and to help in further developing strategies and positions.

Patrick Denis

Ruminant Assistant Manager

613-880-6354

Emily Enright

Dairy Advisor

613-362-1428

Gilles Guindon CCA-ON 4R NMS

Crop Input Advisor

Maxville

613-229-5910

Gilles Guindon

Crop Input Advisor

Maxville

613-229-5910

With more than 35 years of experience in the crop input business, Gilles is a familiar face in Glengarry, Prescott, and Russel Counties. Gilles is one of MacEwen’s Certified Crop Advisors and is also one of the first CCAs in Ontario to have successfully completed the 4R specialty.

Gilles is well respected by his customers and peers, both for his knowledge and community involvement. Gilles has been with MacEwen since 2009 and enjoys working with the comany because of its long-term commitment and investment in Eastern Ontario agriculture.

If you do not see Gilles out in his customers’ fields looking for pest or disease, he can be found doing crop tours on his motorcycle across North America.

Patrick Hutchinson

Poultry Advisor

613-930-5725

Nicolas Hutchinson

Poultry Advisor

613-577-7254

Clare Kinlin CCA-ON 4R NMS

Crop Input Manager

Maxville

613-229-5953

Clare Kinlin

Crop Input Manager

Maxville

613-229-5953

c.kinlin@macewenag.com

Clare Kinlin’s broad knowledge of corn and soybean production makes him an invaluable asset as Sales Manager of the crop input team. With more than 15 years of experience in crop inputs, he continually builds on his relationships with Eastern Ontario growers while also forming new ones in the field.

Clare graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Agriculture and he is a Certified Crop Advisor. He admires the company’s dedication to agriculture in Eastern Ontario—in particular, MacEwen’s commitment to investing in people, technology and equipment for today and tomorrow. “I’m proud to work with MacEwen’s highly trained, diverse group of experienced crop input professionals, who strive to increase your profit potential on every acre.”

We are very proud to say that in 2017, Clare was Chairman of the CCA (Certified Crop Advisor) Board of Ontario for a term of two years. He is very involved in the agriculture community, is extremely knowledgeable and always goes above and beyond expectations. His Leadership within the Crop Input department has been essential in MacEwen Agricentre’s continued success.

Frédéric Ladouceur

Crop Input Advisor

613-868-3714

Eric Laflèche

Crop Input Advisor

613-791-0467

Eric Laflèche

Crop Input Advisor

613-791-0467

Erik joined the MacEwen Agricentre team as an operator in 2015 with three prior years’ experience in fertilizer and chemicals.

After completing the Agriculture Program at Kemptville College and working a full season on a large farm in New Zealand—in addition to many years of farming on his family farm in St-Albert and his in-laws’ dairy farm in Monkland—Erik has a lot of experience under his belt. Therefore, he knows how critical and how difficult it is to make the right decisions.

Since he joined MacEwen, he has become a Crop Advisor with a relatable approach who takes pride in meeting farmers’ needs and solving any issues that may arise in the counties of Stormont, Dundas and Russel.

Bethany MacDonald

Dairy Advisor

613-229-4721

Carley MacEwen

Crop Input Advisor

613-362-4255

Carley MacEwen

Crop Input Advisor

613-362-4255

Carley is a Crop Advisor who has worked with MacEwen’s crop input team since 2010, when she joined as a summer student, delivering spreaders, blending fertilizer and assisting with logistics.

After graduating from Algonquin College with a Business Management diploma in 2014, Carley returned to MacEwen to work full-time. She has also served as the Operation Manager’s assistant, which has provided her with hands-on experience to meet customers’ needs all year.

As Crop Advisor, Carley uses her knowledge and dedication to build long-lasting relationships with all the clients she works with. Her passion for agriculture is reflected in her everyday work as she shows tremendous promise for the future.

Shelley Nyentap CCA-ON

Crop Input Advisor

Vars

613-315-4419

Shelley Nyentap

Crop Input Advisor

Vars

613-315-4419

Shelley began her journey with MacEwen in 2015 as a summer student doing deliveries, blending fertilizer and scouting fields in between completing her schooling and working on her family’s dairy farm in Russell. Upon receiving her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Guelph, she continued her employment with MacEwen Agricentre permanently and as one of our trusted Crop Assistants.

Shelley is a very detail-oriented person who is particular about ensuring that each and every customer is satisfied with the sales and service they receive from MacEwen’s.

Coralie Reymond

Dairy Advisor

613-362-4176

Lenny Vanloon

Ruminant Manager

613-880-6352

John Vanderspank CCA-ON

Crop Input Advisor

Vars

613-266-4373

John Vanderspank

Crop Input Advisor

Vars

613-266-4373

John is our sales and service representative for the crop input division, covering the south and west parts of Ottawa Carleton and Lanark County. He has been with MacEwen since 2014 and brought more than 20 years of agricultural sales experience in the Ottawa valley when he joined.

John enjoys the fast pace of the ag industry, from precision ag, to drones, to new cropping technologies. John can offer customers a personal and practical point of view, as he cash crops with his family on his own farm, using the latest technologies and practices.

John was born and raised on a dairy farm before attending the University of Guelph, where he graduated with an AG Business diploma in 1998. Currently a partner in his family’s cash-crop farm, he farms 1,000 acres and custom farms another 1,500 acres.

John likes to try new things on his own farm before recommending them to customers, which is why you can always depend on his guidance for all your crop input needs.

Bert Welten

Crop Input Advisor

Cobden

613-570-8354

Bert Welten

Crop Input Advisor

Cobden

613-570-8354

Bert has been growing corn, soybeans and wheat for over 20 years in Renfrew county. He takes great pride in working with the MacEwen team, helping customers grow better and more profitable crops.

Bert has good relationships with local farmers and consistently builds on that by delivering excellent service, supported by state-of-the-art equipment. Bert has a keen interest to see the next generation continue the family farm and supports the local 4H club.

Facilities Team

Josh Kelly

Operation Manager

Cobden

613-312-9252

Eric Metcalfe

Operation Manager

Maxville

613-930-3939

Eric Metcalfe

Operation Manager

Maxville

613-930-3939

e.metcalfe@macewenag.com

Since 1986, Eric has played a key role in helping MacEwen become a leader in the industry. From feed production and fertilizer deliveries to grain elevator and sales, Eric has worn many hats in the company.

Today, he oversees the daily operations of grain elevators and the fertilizer plant in Maxville, Ontario. “We always purchase the latest technology and equipment ahead of when we actually need it, so it is ready to work when the real demand is there for it. I’m proud to say that we implement change before the customers even realize a need for it.”

Eric has a diploma in Agriculture from Kemptville College and is a director (and past president) of Kenyon Agriculture Society. He is a pillar of the local community and a valuable asset to the continued success at MacEwen Agricentre Inc.

David Veilleux

Operations Manager & Advisor

Vars

613-362-8547

David Veilleux

Operations Manager & Advisor

Vars

613-362-8547

d.veilleux@macewenag.com

David is the Operations Manager at our Vars facility. A dedicated individual who excels at bringing his customers the best-quality on-time service, David has been with MacEwen Agricentre Inc. since 2012, and has developed a loyal following among his clients.

Originally from northern Ontario, David worked with heavy equipment for 12 years. He joined the MacEwen team after working as a harvest manager on a sod farm for five years. His strong leadership skills and dedication to customer service excellence have ensured the continued success of our Vars facility.

Feed Team

Joel Beauchesne

Feed Mill Manager