Abbotsford-based crop consultant Grant McMillan, regional manager for ICMS Inc., will begin his term as president of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC) on January 28.
A graduate of Dalhousie University, he joined ICMS in 2003 and became regional manager at the Abbotsford research station in 2008.
McMillan also joined NAICC in 2008 and quickly became an active member of its various committees, advancing ideas for project management and human resources that could benefit not just researchers but also consultants and quality assurance staff.
His vision for an association that supports the breadth of independent crop consultants led to his election to NAICC’s executive board in 2017.
McMillan became the association’s president-elect in 2020. The role typically lasts for one year followed by a year’s term as president. However, the COVID-19 pandemic put board transitions on hold and McMillan ultimately served two years as president-elect.
McMillan takes the helm as president at the 2022 annual meeting and AG PRO EXPO in Orlando, Florida.
Based in Tennessee, NAICC has more than 600 members who provide research and advisory services to the agriculture sector. McMillan is just the second non-American to become president of the association since its formation in 1978.