Bachelor of Science(Honours), Agriculture • University of Guelph
Brittany Lacasse graduated from University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 2019. Not growing up on a farm allowed her to look at agriculture through a different lens than most. She also had numerous opportunities to travel around the world to experience agriculture internationally, and to understand their sustainability practices. Her interest in agriculture has been focused on crop systems and soil science, working towards making these systems work together for the most sustainable practices for the benefit of our future.
After completing her undergraduate degree, Brittany decided to go outside of her comfort zone and head south to Belize. She spent a month as an intern on a permaculture NGO sustainable farm, learning how to regenerate degraded land and properly utilize natural resources. For a change in pace, she went to the OPP to set outside of her comfort zone. Her previous work experience in the Holland Marsh, Schomberg and research experience has allowed her to apply practical and analytical experiences to provide a well rounded understanding of the agriculture industry to be able to focus on sustainable practices and challenged in the current agriculture sector.
On downtime, Brittany enjoys spending her time working with animals and hanging out with her dogs in the backyard. She loves visiting farms and learning anything she can from all industries. Outside of farm activities, she enjoys experiencing new things through traveling to new places, trying new foods, supporting small local businesses, and trying new hobbies like yoga and HITT workouts.