CODY NORTHAM | OWNER AND MANAGER
Cody grew up on a mixed cattle and grain farm in Manitoba with five other siblings. His summers were filled with 4-H and field work. After high school he worked for a drilling outfit for a few years. Much of his time was spent in northern communities and he was looking for a change. He attended the University of Saskatchewan to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and spent his summers working on the farm and at Viterra. He moved out to Cut Knife in 2014 to start CropMax, and now lives in North Battleford with his wife and son.
TAYLOR MUZYKA | AGRONOMIST
Taylor is originally from Abbotsford, in southwestern BC. Her interest in agriculture stems from family roots in dairy farming. She attended the University of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack, BC and went on to work for an independent consulting company specializing in horticultural and berry crops. She decided to further her education in environmental science at Lakeland College in Vermillion, AB. After completing a diploma in Conservation and Restoration Ecology, she entered the oil and gas industry as an environmental consultant. Realizing that agriculture was her true passion, she pursued a career in agronomy with Cargill for several years before joining the CropMax team in 2017. She lives and raises cattle just outside Cut Knife with her husband and daughter.
KAYTLIN ROBERTSON | AGRONOMIST
Katy was born and raised in the town of Unity. She grew up with minimal exposure to farming but developed a passion for agriculture over the years and jumped at every chance to learn from friends, family, and mentors in the industry. She attended the University of Saskatchewan right out of high school to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, majoring in Agronomy and minoring in Agribusiness. She gained hands-on experience during the summers with jobs ranging from operations to crop scouting to field research with AAFC in Scott. After a few years of working at crop input retails in Unity and Denzil, she joined the CropMax team in 2018 and now lives and farms near Rockhaven with her fiancé.
DELAINE FEIL | AGRONOMIST
Delaine is originally from Maple Creek where she grew up on a mixed farm in southwestern Saskatchewan. Her family’s farm is where she first fell in love with agriculture and she is proud to still be involved with her family’s cattle operation today. Delaine graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2017 with a Bachelors of Science degree majoring in Agronomy. After completing her degree, Delaine then worked at Richardson Pioneer for several years before calling North Battleford her home and joining the CropMax team in 2021.
DRU FRANKLIN | AGRONOMIST
Dru was born and raised in the Lloydminster area and grew up working cattle. After completing high school, he entered the oil and gas industry working a variety of different jobs including operations, land, and sales. After a decade of that industry, he decided to go back to school at Lakeland College and received a diploma in Environmental Science. Following completion of his diploma, he worked in the oil and gas industry as a consultant working on vegetation management, and construction and reclamation projects. He recently pursued a degree in Geographic Information Systems and is looking forward to growing a career in Precision Agriculture. He lives in the Lloydminster area with his wife and son.
TIM KELLY | OWNER
The farm (where the CropMax office is located) has been in the family since Tim’s great grandfather homesteaded in 1904. Tim graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1987 with a diploma in Crop Science, farmed for a few years with his father, then worked at Cargill for about five years selling farm supplies at the retail and wholesale level. He returned in 1994 to farm with his dad and help run the abattoir. They eventually leased out the meat business, started to expand the farm, and did some custom spraying. The newest venture, CropMax, was created out of the desire to increase production by using good agronomy, and to help local growers by offering solutions that have been proven through trials here on the farm.
JUSTIN KELLY | OWNER
Justin was raised on the family grain farm alongside his dad, Tim, and grandpa, Ron. Growing up, was always the kid rushing off the school bus to go for a ride in some piece of machinery. Throughout his high school years, he watched the farm change from a small outfit run by his dad and grandpa with a meat abattoir as a supplementary business, to a larger, more productive farm with multiple hired men during the busy season. Justin went on to attend the University of Saskatchewan to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness before returning to the farm. He now spends most of his time keeping up with day to day operations on the farm and is involved in the business development side of CropMax.