Dr. Andy Hammermeister
Organics 3.0 and Green Manure
Dr. Andy Hammermeister is the Director of the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada. Andy grew up on a mixed beef and grain farm in southeast Saskatchewan. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture with a specialization in Soil Science from the University of Saskatchewan. He completed his Master’s degree in land reclamation and PhD in Applied Ecology from the University of Alberta. Andy has worked with the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada since 2002, conducting or collaborating in research on grain and vegetable cropping rotations/systems, soil amendments, pesticide risk reduction in soybean, variety trials of soybean, low-till organic production, wheat, lupin and flax, oilseed pumpkin production, wireworm control, dairy production systems, landscape biodiversity, and most recently black currant and haskap management. As Director of the OACC Dr. Hammermeister also oversees Canada’s Organic Science Cluster, the coordinated national research initiative for organic agricultural research in Canada. Visit www.dal.ca/oacc for more information.