About Us

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops (CRSC) is leading the development of Responsible Grain.

The Code Development Committee, Scientific Advisory Committee and Communications and Engagement Committee, with representation from farmers across the country and from various commodity groups and industry organizations, are supporting its development.


Chair – Ted Menzies

Farmer – William Van Tassel, Quebec

Farmer – Jonothan Hodson, Manitoba

Farmer – John Bennett, Saskatchewan

Farmer – Jason Lenz, Alberta

Exporter – Richard Wansbuttter, Viterra

Input supplier – Russel Hurst, CropLife Canada

Processor – Jake Maister, Cargill

Food processor -Michael Yarymowich, Aramark Foods

Non-governmental organization – Paul Thoroughgood, Ducks Unlimited Canada

Academics/researcher – Tom Bruulsema, International Plant Nutrition Institute

Government – Anita Gilmer, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


Chair – Curtis Rempel, Canola Council of Canada

Greg Sekulic, Canola Council of Canada

Brian McConkey, Consultant – formerly AAFC

Jeremy Boychyn, Alberta Wheat/Barley

Danielle Soulard, CropLife Canada

Russel Hurst, CropLife Canada

McKenzie Smith, Fertilizer Canada

Gordon Harrison, Canadian National Millers Association

Deanne Drouillard, Ducks Unlimited Canada

Lauren Bortolotti, Ducks Unlimited Canada

Paul Watson, ARECA (Alberta Research and Extension Council)

Jean-Michel Couture, Groupe Agéco

Tom Bruulsema, International Plant Nutrition Institute

Jim Tokarchuk, Soil Conservation Association of Canada

Gord Kurbis, Canada Grains Council

Denis Tremorin, Pulse Canada


Co-Chair – Karli Reimer, Ducks Unlimited Canada

Co-Chair – Brenna Mahoney, Cereals Canada

Victoria Decker, Alberta Wheat/Alberta Barley

Kelly Green, Canadian Canola Growers Association

Brittany Thibaudeau, Fertilizer Canada

Nadine Sisk, CropLife Canada

Branden Leslie, Grain Growers of Canada

Kate Menold, Manitoba Crop Alliance

Katelyn Duncan, Saskatchewan Canola

Clinton Monchuck, Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan

Andrea White, Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

Gabriella Carrier, Aramark Foods