Derek Brewin

Head of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics, University of Manitoba

Derek Brewin is the Head of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics at the University of Manitoba and Director of the Solomon Sinclair Farm Management Institute. Derek is a former President of Canadian Agricultural Economics Society and has served on numerous boards and committees including the U of M Senate and the Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council. His recent research has focused on the spatial dimensions of grain and oilseed markets and firm location choices as well as innovation in food processing and plant breeding. Prior to his academic career Derek was a Corporate Advisor for the Canadian Wheat Board; a Policy Economist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (PFRA and Policy Branch) and a lender for Farm Credit Corporation. Derek was raised on a mixed irrigation farm near Purple Springs, Alberta.