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Youming Zhao (pronounced “You-Me”), P.Ag. M.Sc. was born and raised in a rural area of eastern China. He obtained his first university agricultural education in China. He also graduated from the National University of Ireland (UCD) and the University of Toronto, Canada. Youming has over 25- year experience within the Chinese and Canadian agricultural and agri-food industries. He has worked as an agricultural specialist for the provincial Chinese government. He also has experience as a biotech developer at a scientific academy and has also been tremendously successful as a technology sales representative for a technology market in China. In 1991, he led a group of fifteen people to Helsinki, Finland for a five-month food and meat science training program. During 1997-1999, he received a scholarship from the Irish government for his research in agricultural environment. After immigrated to Canada in 2000, he studied and worked for three years at the University of Toronto. For the last several years, he has worked in the flower and horticulture sectors in the Golden Horseshoe area of Ontario.
He joined the Ontario Institute of Agrologists in 2002 and was promoted to a Professional Agrologist in 2004 after passing all exams and completing his articling period. He gained extensive Canadian agricultural and agri-food knowledge through wide contact with other senior agrologists and professional training programs.
Youming is a strong advocate for Canada-China cooperation and exchange in agricultural, agri-food and life sciences. His languages, cultural, education background and global work experience assist him as he dedicates himself to Canadian agriculture, the Canadian regulatory system and the opportunities Canada has in the booming Chinese marketplace.