Diane Smith, MSc., P.Ag.

Diane is a Soils Specialist/Environment Officer for the Department of Environment and Climate Change. Her primary role is administrating manure application requirements in the Livestock Manure and Mortalities Management Regulation, including policy development, and engaging with industry stakeholders.

She grew up on a mixed grain and pig farm in Emerson, Manitoba where her parents instilled in her a strong work ethic, passion for learning, as well as the importance of understanding the responsibility agriculture producers hold in being environmental stewards.

She has a strong interest in soils and earned her Diploma in Agriculture with a Major in soil and crop sciences (2002), a Bachelor of Science in Agroecology (2004), and completed an MSc. in Soil Science (2008) from the University of Manitoba.

After completing her formal education, she began her career with the provincial government in the soil survey unit with the Department of Agriculture. She worked with a team to map, classify, and interpret soils in the municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain.

In her spare time, Diane she enjoys strength training, hiking, backwoods camping, gardening, and attending Blue Bomber football games.

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