Meet our leadership team

Josh Sawchuk

President, Manulife Farmland Services Canada

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As President of Manulife Farmland Services Canada, Josh has overall responsibility for executing the company’s long-term investment strategy and managing the day to day operations of the business. In his role, Josh identifies opportunities to acquire quality farmland for lease to experienced and innovative farm operators looking to expand their operations.

Josh has extensive experience working with farmers and agronomists across Western Canada, helping to enhance their production through improvements in overall management of the farm.

Prior to his current role, Josh was COO at Agribusiness Management Company, a subsidiary of Burlington Capital based in Omaha, Nebraska. In this role, Josh was part of international agriculture projects and developing value chain opportunities. Josh was also a partner and the Director of Special Projects for Farmer’s Edge Precision Consulting.

Josh grew up on a family farm in Manitoba, which continues to be owned and operated by his family. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in animal systems and a minor in agronomy from the University of Manitoba.