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JoAnne Buth

JoAnne Buth spent her career devoted to the agriculture sector and focussed on bringing the various parts of the value chain together to ensure a sustainable agri-food industry. She worked in private industry, for government and non-profits. Prior to her retirement in 2019, she was the CEO of the Canadian International Grains Institute. JoAnne spent two years in the Senate of Canada representing the Province of Manitoba and sat on the Senate Standing Committees of Agriculture and Forestry and on National Finance. Before joining the Senate she was the President of the Canola Council of Canada and over the years has served on many agriculture advisory committees in private industry and government.

While at Manitoba Agriculture she was recipient of the “Motivator of the Year” award. She is a recognized alumnus of the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba. In 2019 she was inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.

JoAnne holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Winnipeg and a Master of Science in Entomology from the University of Manitoba.

At Protein Industries Canada's 2022 Annual General Meeting, JoAnne was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership for his contribution to Protein Industries Canada and Canada’s agrifood sector.

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