Jay JohnstonCEO Fermentrics Technologies Inc.
Jay Johnston is the CEO of Fermentrics Technologies Inc. and chairman of the board of Ritchie Feed and Seed Inc., a regional feed manufacturer located in Eastern Ontario, Canada. The company has developed a unique analytical system in order to better define the characteristics of forages and feed ingredients. Its innovative use of gas production technology allows for the design of more cost-effective diets and is presently used in 25 countries worldwide.
Johnston received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in agriculture from McGill University. During the 20-year development process of his company's analytical system, he has spoken at numerous producer and scientific meetings and has authored or co-authored both scientific and popular press articles.
Johnston is the former chairman of the board of the Arnprior District Hospital. He is currently the treasurer of Rugby Canada and operates a cash crop farm with his family.
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