Senior Agronomist (retired)
Ray Dowbenko has more than 30 years of experience working with research scientists, academics, industry groups and regulatory agencies on fertilizer and agricultural research, policy, and environmental and sustainability issues. He is also a member of the Prairie Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Board and was also an original member of the Prairie CCA development committee. Dowbenko holds both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in Botany/Zoology, Soil Science, Soil Chemistry and Soil Fertility. Dowbenko recently retired from Nutrien, where his primary extension and training focus was with distribution and grower customers. He also worked in the area of new product and market development, product support and extension across Nutrien’s business units. In addition, he provided support on environmental and governmental policy issues to industry associations.