Services

Crop Inputs

With our team of experienced Crop Advisors, you have access to complete crop planning services.

Overview

To help you maximize output while minimizing inputs, we start with an analysis of your fields. Using a combination of GIS mapping and detailed soil analysis, we determine the most efficient mixes to realize the highest yields at specific locations within your field. These recipes are then entered into a computer that controls 14 bins of macro and micro ingredients and blends custom mixes. Our computer also stores the formula for later use.

Facilities

Our blending facilities in Vars, Maxville and Cobden, and our extensive storage system provides all your in-season requirements. By investing in the latest delivery and application systems, we also ensure the right product in the right amount at the right place.

Maxville

Vars

Cobden

Crop advisors

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.