Country Farm Seeds Staff

LYLE GIFFIN - CEO


As owner and founder Lyle has fifty-two years with Country Farm Seeds. His favourite part of the job is watching employees succeed and do well. His personal hobbies include fishing and skiing.

LEE GIFFIN - President


Lee has been with Country Farm Seeds for twenty-seven years. His favourite part of the job entails coordinating seed production with the latest genetic and trait technologies. His personal interests include hockey, boating, skiing and travel.

NICK FROESE - Plant Manager


Nick has been with Country Farm Seeds since 2004. Nick manages daily operations in our seed plant and seed warehouses. As a certified operator by the CFIA, his primary responsibilities include overseeing our seed cleaning, and treatment applications, as well as preparing deliveries of seed. Nick enjoys the challenge of delivering high quality products to our customers in an efficient and timely manner.

GRANT WATSON - Vice-President, Marketing & Sales


Grant has 12 years with Country Farm Seeds. Interacting with customers and helping find the seed solutions that fit their farm is one of the favourite parts of the job.

Blake Patterson - Product & Agronomy Support


Blake has many years of experience in the agriculture business. He brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and passion to our team.

BRENDA FAUBERT - Controller & Sales Supervisor


Brenda joined the Country Farm Seeds team in 2005 as a bookkeeper. Brenda is the primary point of contact for the group of farm dealers and enjoys their contagious enthusiasm. Her role provides numerous opportunities to share her creative side and she is thankful everyday to be working with a very professional group of individuals.

HAROLD HUFF - Territorial Representative, Eastern Ontario


Harold has been with Country Farm Seeds for seven years. His favourite part of the job includes assisting customers and dealers become successful in the operation of their businesses. His personal interests include farming, horses and dogs.

VERONICA VERHART- Sales Administrator


Veronica has been with Country Farm Seeds since 2010. Her favourite part of the job is having the opportunity to meet and work with a variety of people.

HEATHER COATSWORTH - Product Development


Heather started at Country Farm Seeds in 2013 and is a graduate of the University of Guelph with a BSc in Biological Sciences. Heather enjoys meeting and interacting with farmers and others who are focused on agriculture. She welcomes new challenges and the opportunity to continue learning through a variety of new experiences.

BILL NORMAN - Territorial Representative


Bill is the newest member to our sales team. He has worked in the Ag industry for many years and will be bringing a tremendous amount of knowledge to our group of sales staff. Bill is a very outgoing individual and we are excited to be working with him.

RYAN HARGREAVES - Territorial Representative


Ryan grew up on a small farm near Embro Ontario. He has been in the seed business for 8 years. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing. He is engaged and has 2 children. Follow Ryan on Twitter @HargreavesRyan1

JOEL OLIPHANT - Seed Plant Coordinator


Joel has been with Country Farm Seeds for 7 years. He is in charge of the physical seed inventory, and deals with preparing the product for deliveries. In the right season, you will find Joel in a field, either it be in the tractor or managing his corn detasseling crew.

ADAM GIRARDIN- Product Development


Adam is the newest addition to our product development team. A graduate of Guelph University, Adam brings great knowledge and energy to the group. He is a team player and looks forward to working with our dealers and customers.