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Av Singh

Av Singh

Chief Agronomist, American Cannabis Company

Av Singh is one of Canada’s leading authorities on organic agriculture. After completing his post-doc at the University of Minnesota on pasture-based livestock production, Singh worked at the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada and has served as the Organic and Small-Scale Farming Specialist in Nova Scotia, for the past 13 years, and recently held the Just Us! Chair in Small Farm Sustainability.

Dr. Singh has authored over 175 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and extension articles and has been an invited speaker to over 400 workshops, conferences, symposia as well as guest-lecturing at over 30 universities in Canada, the US, the UK, and India. Av has had the privilege of visiting over 2000 farms across five continents which has shaped his extension of holistic, system-based farm solutions. Emphasizing farmer-to-farmer knowledge exchange, Av works to hone farmer intuition in making management decisions. Whether working with organic greenhouse operators, biodynamic vineyards, or market farmers, Av stresses the importance of soil biology as a prerequisite for a healthy food system.

Currently, Av is the Chief Agronomist with the American Cannabis Company; Director with SoHum Living Soils Canada; and the Chief Agricultural Scientist with Green Gorilla (a Hemp and Cannabidiol Company).

Av is also serving as the Vice-President of the Canadian Organic Growers and is proud to be a member of Slow Food Canada, Food Secure Canada, Cannabis Certification Council, and the National Farmers’ Union. Av is also a faculty member at Earth University (Navdanya) in India where he delivers courses on agroecology and organic farming.