Regional Report

Newsletter Distribution Disruption

This past June, preparing our quarterly newsletter for distribution inadvertently caused a database crash and, as a result, Amy was not able to get newsletters out to anyone in the Quinte Region this summer. Please accept our sincere apologies for this lapse.

The website has been recovered, along with parts of the Summer newsletter and work continues to recover the rest. With Shannon’s help, we hope to finish this project ahead of the winter AGM season. Thank you for your patience and understanding through this process.

Our next newsletter will be issued November 20th. If you experience any further disruptions, please be sure to get in touch so that any further problems can be dealt with swiftly.

Our Team is Expanding!

Please welcome Shannon Desjardins to the Quinte Regional Communications team. While I’m taking a little time to focus on my health this winter,  Shannon will be stepping in to make sure you keep hearing from Soil & Crop!

Shannon has a keen interest in the agriculture community. Obtaining her Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Guelph, Kemptville Campus, has led her to a career in agriculture.  She is currently working as an Agronomist at Country Farm Centre in Picton, where she’s gained hands on experience, from field scouting to trials, spray recommendations and precision ag.  She is knowledgeable on a variety of ag equipment as she also helps out on their family market vegetable farm.  Shannon and her husband Mathieu, are the fourth generation on the home dairy farm in Milford. She also enjoys working around Holstein cattle at Maypul Layn Farms, where she if often found in the barn milking. Shannon has a passion for agriculture, which she brings forth through her Director position on the P.E.C. OFA board and as a leader with 4-H Ontario.

I look forward to Shannon’s support well into the new year! Please continue to direct your emails to, just don’t be surprised if you don’t hear back from me personally. I look forward to being back to full health again soon.