Ian Newcombe, BSc. Director of Dykeview Farms Ltd.
Born in Kings County, Nova Scotia, Ian’s first farming experience came from summer employment at Dykeview Farms Ltd. (parent company of Nova Agri). He received his formal training at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, graduating in 1988 with his B.Sc. in Plant Science (Agronomy). It has now been 35 years since Ian started with Dykeview Farms.
Throughout the years, Ian’s responsibilities have changed from direct farm operations, to the position of Operations Manager. In this role, he is responsible for management of 2500 acres of intensively farmed land and crops. His crop experience includes; peas, beans, celery, potatoes, onions, corn and field crops. He has a tremendous knowledge base on state of the art farming equipment and practices. As an active shareholder in Dykeview Farms and Nova Agri, Ian has gained a great deal of business sense, through negotiations, business and strategic planning. Ian now fills the role as President of Dykeview Farms.
“When you make your living from the environment, you have to respect it”