Edmonton, Alberta – September 8, 2022 -The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is pleased to announce that Bijon Brown has joined our team as the new Sr. Policy Analyst.
Bijon will be the staff lead for our Government and Industry Affairs (GIA) Committee, which is responsible for working on issues and key policy files important to canola farmers and advising governments on matters concerning the canola industry. In the last couple of years, Alberta Canola has strategically moved towards improving grower engagement in the areas of policy development and research, and Bijon’s skills are a great addition to continue building momentum down this path. He will also work collaboratively on various initiatives and government consultations with our national and provincial canola organizations, and with our provincial partners as Team Alberta Crops.
Bijon has a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Alberta and two Master of Science degrees in Agricultural Economics (2013 University of Saskatchewan) and Economics (2008 University of the West Indies Mona). His 14 plus years of experience in applied economics research, quantitative analysis, economic analysis in agriculture, policy analysis and advocacy for a producer organization will be great assets to our Commission.
He comes to us from Alberta Pork where he worked as a Production Economist since 2019; and before this he was an Economist with the Government of Alberta in Treasury Board and Finance. He lives in Leduc with his wife and two children.
Bijon can be reached at:
(780) 243 – 0862
Michelle Chunyua, Manager of Communications
(780) 224 – 7970
The mission of Alberta Canola is to support the long-term success of canola farmers in Alberta through research, extension, consumer engagement, and advocacy for canola farmers.