Meet Tayo Adegeye
Hello Everyone, my name is Tayo Adegeye. I live in Regina with my family and I am a Research Biologist working with SynergyAG in Saskatchewan. I grew up in Nigeria, a country with a thriving agricultural industry. I have always had a passion for the sciences, especially biology and agriculture. My love for agricultural research has taken me on an exciting journey. I have a Masters degree in Crop Biotechnology from the University of Nottingham, UK and I am currently writing up my PhD thesis on Fusarium.
Since moving to the Prairies, I have an even bigger respect for farmers, they truly do the hard, sometimes fun (I presume) job of feeding the world; they should be appreciated much more. In my job role, I am involved in the planning and management of our field and laboratory research endeavours with the ultimate aim of providing solutions to our growers.
I am very happy to be a part of the 2020-2021 Advancing Ag Future Leaders program, my goal with this program is to gain more on-farm experience and expand my professional network in the Ag industry. To this end, I am very lucky to have as my mentor Alan Hall. He is the Executive Director, Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta (ARECA), with almost 50 years of experience in the Ag industry spanning research, extension services and management of research institutes/organizations. I hope to gain a lot from his wealth of knowledge.
We had a wonderful two-day Leadership Summit early November last year in Banff suitably themed ‘Leading Yourself and Others’. Our facilitators covered a lot on workplace profiles and effective communication in leadership. I learnt lifelong lessons about my personality and leadership style which will really improve my relationship with colleagues in the workplace. The take-home message for me was the power in understanding, listening and asking questions. The beautiful scenery we had looking out from the conference room was a lovely bonus! I would like to thank the Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley for this program and the sponsor Corteva.