Agronomy Team

Jerry Winnicki, CCA

Jerry Winnicki, CCA

Agronomy Manager

Jerry Winnicki joined Clark Agri Service in 1996, after spending eighteen years with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture as a soil and crop specialist. He grew up in the Niagara Peninsula on a mixed beef and market garden farm. He holds a BSc degree from the University of Guelph and is a Certified Crop Advisor with the American Society of Agronomy.

Jerry has conducted extensive field research in both the Ottawa Valley and the Niagara Peninsula, specializing in integrated pest management, and soil and water management. Jerry works closely with farmers in total soil and crop management, and development of individual crop input plans. Throughout the year, he also co-hosts several seminars on issues affecting agricultural production.

905-736-1426
jwinnicki@clarkagriservice.com

Melody Robinson, CCA

Melody Robinson, CCA

Field Agronomist

Melody Robinson joined Clark Agri Service in December of 2012. She holds a Master’s Degree in Weed Science from the University of Guelph as well as a BSc in Plant Biology. Melody worked as an Assistant Research Coordinator for Grain Farmers of Ontario, conducting research on corn, soybeans and wheat varieties. She has also worked for Dekalb as an Assistant Agronomist. She is pleased to share her agricultural experience with the farmers of Haldimand – Norfolk & Niagara Regions.

Melody leads our industry leading crop check program. Our team of knowledgeable and well trained scouts assist growers by walking fields of corn, wheat and soybeans during all the critical stages of development.  Our scouts are armed with the best technology and resources in the industry to make certain that weeds, insects and diseases are promptly and properly identified.  Our scouts create detailed scouting reports that are delivered via email or hardcopy to the grower as soon as they leave the field.  Growers can then discuss the best action plan with Melody or one of our other skilled agronomists. 

Twitter: @robinson_melody

289-775-1188
mrobinson@clarkagriservice.com

Elliott Armstrong, CCA

Elliott Armstrong, CCA

Sales Agronomist

Elliott joined the Clark Agri Service team in the winter of 2016. His family ties are from the Cayuga area, where he grew up on a mixed beef and cash crop operation. Elliott will be working with growers in Haldimand county. He recently graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, before spending some time working in the feed industry. His experience working in the dairy nutrition field will be a benefit for area livestock operators to improve their silage and forage crops. He is excited to be working with Haldimand farmers to increase yields and improve their bottom line.

Twitter: @ArmstrongCattle

905-981-0045
earmstrong@clarkagriservice.com

Jake Elgersma, CCA-ON

Jake Elgersma, CCA-ON

Sales Agronomist

Jake Elgersma joined Clark Agri Service in April of 2015. Over his time with the company, Jake has taken on various roles from scouting, air flowing, seed treating and neonic paperwork.  Jake is a local from the Wellandport area, where he grew up on his family’s dairy farm.  He recently graduated from Ridgetown College with a diploma in Agriculture.  Jake will be working with growers in the Niagara area.

Twitter: @jakeelgersma

289-659-5747
jelgersma@clarkagriservice.com

Johanna Lindeboom, CCA

Johanna Lindeboom, CCA

The newest member of the Clark Agronomy team joined us in Fall 2017. Johanna will be providing agronomic support to growers in both Haldimand and Wentworth counties. Johanna graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Environmental Sciences in 2016, quickly followed by her CCA certification in 2017. Although she has been in the workforce for a short period of time, Johanna began her career as a crop scout, and has spent the past 6 growing seasons helping farmers to make integrated pest management decisions in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. She has experience with a wide range of crops from corn and soybeans to canola and lentils, and has a keen eye for quantifying insect thresholds. Johanna enjoys learning about regional variations in crop production and has developed a passion for identifying plants thanks to her participation in the North-Eastern Weed Science Competition. Her favourite activity is being outside and on her feet, be it in the field or in the forest. 

Twitter: @johannaburrows

289.925.6828
jlindeboom@clarkagriservice.com