I am often asked how I ended up starting a software company for plant breeding. Honestly, it was never my plan even for a second, and looking back I can identify the critical moments. When we do such reflection, we can be surprised by what we see, and better still, learn to identify such pivotal moments or events for our future. Here’s my story, even if it seems somewhat unbelievable.
I grew up on a dairy farm in eastern Ontario, so “agriculture was in my DNA.” My university career started at the University of Waterloo in mathematics and computer science, but a year later I switched to the University of Guelph into Crop Science. Back to my roots, you might say. After my second year I again needed a summer job and decided to visit the professors in Crop Science to see if there were any summer positions.