BEYOND QUALIFIED

There’s often no need for a brief when you work with us. We know Canadian agriculture and agri-food and we know the people that make it great. It’s a sector we love, and we’re committed to seeing it prosper. This deep understanding is what puts us steps ahead before we even get started. You don’t have to explain industry nuances. We pride ourselves on hitting the mark for clients on our first attempt. That makes us efficient and delivers you great value.

Our areas of expertise

Plant Science

Plant Science

Grains and Seed

Grains & Seed Sectors

Animal Science

Animal Agriculture

Technology Stewardship

Technology Stewardship

Exports/Trade Market Access

Sustainability & Assurance Systems

BEYOND STRATEGY

We’re rooted in strategy, but we take it a step further than other consultants. We draw on insights from across the agri-food value chain as well as the experience of our team to develop solutions that are actionable, relevant and business friendly. We’re recognized for our ability to synthesize information quickly and effectively – whether it’s summarizing a facilitated group discussion or analyzing data from research studies. Because we’re also communications experts, we promise you a strategy that’s well-articulated and meaningful.

Our strategy services include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Facilitation
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Market analysis
  • Feasibility studies
  • Research strategy
  • Organizational transformation
  • Board governance assessment

BEYOND
COMMUNICATIONS

Other communications agencies offer writing and graphic design, but do they also have an in-depth understanding of agri-food? This intel is the secret weapon that allows us to deliver insightful communications and captivating creative that resonates with the target audience. And because we’re also strategists, we can deliver communications campaigns that help to achieve your business goals.

Our communications services include:

  • Technical and science communications
  • Integrated communications campaigns
  • Websites
  • Training, workshops, knowledge transfer, e-learning
  • Digital tools

BEYOND
EXPECTATIONS

Delivering top-quality work is a given, it’s the process of getting there that should never be taken for granted. We want to exceed your expectations all along the way. Process and project management guides our work, but that doesn’t mean we’re not adaptable. We’re some of the most responsive, versatile, flexible people you’ll ever meet. That’s because we’re committed to our clients and we really care.

Check out what our clients are saying about us:

Agri-food Management Institute

“The team at Synthesis Agri-food Network has provided our organization deep insights into the agri-food sector, which has helped our projects and programs become successful year over year. Their commitment to quality and on-time delivery has made their services integral to how we do business.”

~Ashley Honsberger, Executive Director, Agri-food Management Institute

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Synthesis on a number of communications projects and they have consistently delivered quality results on time and on budget. Throughout each project it was evident they were partners, not just providers. The Synthesis team has taken the time to understand the needs of our organization to deliver effective communications strategies for our target audiences.”

~Ian Affleck, Vice-President, Plant Biotechnology, CropLife Canada

“We work with Synthesis on fully integrated multi-media communication campaigns. They understand our target audience and know how to reach them. The team is highly responsive and adaptive. That agility makes a big difference to OSCIA.”

~John Laidlaw, Manager of Field Delivery, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association

“I have worked with Synthesis for more than 10 years on a number of communications projects and I have always been satisfied with the results. Synthesis has a dedicated team of professionals who understand the ag sector and deliver excellent communications.”

~Mike Espeseth, Communications Manager, Western Grains Research Foundation

BEYOND TALENTED

Our assets are our people. We’ve built a strong team full of smart, experienced, results-driven professionals. We’re known for our integrity, our hard-work ethic and for being downright nice to work with. The same goes for the network of partners we bring to the table depending on your project needs. This adds up to a full roster of people with diverse skills and a common goal – helping your business grow, adapt, innovate, compete and communicate.

See who’s on our team

Rob Hannam
Rob Hannam
Lorraine Stevenson-Hall
Lorraine Stevenson-Hall
Michael Black
Michael Black
Rachel Luo
Rachel Luo
Dr. Carol Hannam
Dr. Carol Hannam
Shannon Refcio
Shannon Refcio
Kimberly Sheppard
Kimberly Sheppard
Chris Paterson
Chris Paterson
Cara Scheerer
Cara Scheerer
Sarah Adrian
Bernard Tobin
Bernard Tobin
Karen Lewis
Karen Lewis
Jenn Hause
Jenn Hause
Jill Sauter
Jill Sauter
Peter Gredig
Peter Gredig
Jenny Liu
Jenny Liu