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Sollio Agriculture Appoints CEO

Casper Kaastra is also named executive vice president of Sollio Cooperative Group

Sollio Cooperative Group has appointed Casper Kaastra CEO of Sollio Agriculture and executive vice president of Sollio Cooperative Group.

A member of the Sollio Agriculture team since 2014 and currently general manager of the crop production sector, Kaastra will start his new role on July 5 and join Sollio Cooperative Group’s Executive Committee. As an outstanding strategic manager, he will be responsible for continuing Sollio Agriculture’s growth in line with the strategic plan.

“I am delighted to welcome Casper to our leadership team," says Pascal Houle, COO. "He has extensive experience in the Canadian and international agri-food industry and has all the qualities required to successfully lead Sollio Agriculture. The crop production sector has grown significantly under his leadership, with his keen entrepreneurial sense leading to various smart acquisitions and partnerships."

For his part, Kaastra says it's a privilege to work for the prosperity of producers and continue the shift to sustainable agriculture.

"I would like to thank the Sollio Cooperative Group management team for their support and for entrusting me with the reins at Sollio Agriculture so I can help steer this fantastic organization toward greater success," he says.

Kaastra holds a bachelor of arts in science degree with majors in agriculture business, animal science and plant science from Dordt University in Iowa.

Before joining Sollio Agriculture, he worked as regional sales manager at Cargill and general manager at the Agronomy Company of Canada.

About Sollio Agriculture
Sollio Agriculture, the Agri-business Division of Sollio Cooperative Group, specializes in the merchandising of farm inputs and value-added agronomic services and benefits from a synergy between three sectors: Livestock Production, Crop Production and Grain.

About Sollio Cooperative Group
Sollio Cooperative Group is Canada’s largest agricultural cooperative with Quebec roots.

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