Cherilyn Nagel and her husband David and family, farm grains, oilseeds, and pulses in Mossbank, Saskatchewan.
In 2004, Cherilyn was elected as President of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association and after a successful 5 year term she remains a director on the current board. She considers signing the first durum contract on the open market in December of 2011, to be one of her career highlights as a farmer.
In 2011, Cherilyn was featured in SaskBusiness Magazine as one of Saskatchewan’s Most Influential Women. Cherilyn enjoys speaking on agriculture related topics to a wide array of audiences.
In 2012, Cherilyn was awarded the Agricultural IMPACT award at the Grow Canada Conference for her efforts and passion for making positive changes in the agriculture sector. In 2014, Cherilyn was awarded the Queen’s Bench Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Cherilyn has gained experience in media relations and enjoys promoting positive stories of agricultural successes. Cherilyn and her family have been featured with Canadian Chef Michael Smith in a video to promote Saskatchewan Lentils. The video can be found at www.lentils.ca and they will also be featured in an upcoming episode of Canadian Better Living on the topic of Pesticide use and promotion of Plant Biotechnology http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1rtB41hq7s
Cherilyn is currently working with Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan to set up an Agricultural Speakers Bureau in the province. The goal is to help connect enthusiastic farmers with companies and local organizations who would like presentations related to modern farming practices. She will be training other farmers in the art of sharing a positive message about the food that we grow right here at home.