Shawn Francis

Property Manager

In his role as Property Manager, Shawn is responsible for activities in Bonnefields’ Western Canadian farmland portfolio.

Shawn has a passion for Sustainable Agriculture, having spent much of his youth working on his family’s vegetable farm in Dominica, and being involved in biodiversity and taxonomic research at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. He has since pursued knowledge in the agricultural industry internationally and locally, earning his Associates Degree in General Agronomy at the Dominican State College, followed by his Bachelors in Agricultural Business and Economics at Dalhousie University.

Previously, Shawn worked as the lead agronomic advisor at Kenna with BASF, which consisted of planning and implementing tailor-made farming solutions for eastern and western Canadian farmers. Shawn brings an abundance of knowledge, charisma and experience to this role.

In his spare time, Shawn is as active as it gets, participating in recreational soccer, rugby, basketball and football leagues. He also enjoys reading, watching sports and visiting his family in the warm tropics to help on the farm.

Education

Permaculture certificate- Wasmaki Eco Systems (Trinidad & Tobago)
Associates Degree, General Agronomy- Dominica State College
Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business-Dalhousie University