Horst Bohner has been the provincial Soybean Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs since 2001. He works closely with producers and researchers to address soybean production issues. His responsibilities include research validation, evaluating production techniques, and providing soybean information to Ontario growers.
Horst is past chair of the Ontario Oil and Protein Seed Crop Committee and the OMAFRA representative for the Heartland Regional Soil and Crop Improvement Association. He is a Certified Crop Advisor.
Previous to working for OMAFRA he conducted field research trials with various crops including corn, soybeans, wheat, canola, tomatoes, apples, and grapes. He was raised and worked on a cash crop farm near Woodstock Ontario so he’s familiar with the opportunities and challenges faced by Ontario producers.