Melisa Luymes, Lead Consultant
I work with farmers, teams and organizations to manage change and do the impossible.
Focusing on wellness and personal growth.
I lead workshops & tours, do public speaking, grant writing & strategic planning, create communications & videos, and now offer professional coaching for farmers and families.
I grew up on a large grain farm in Wellington County and am well networked across Ontario’s agricultural community. I bring an international perspective from my years working abroad and through my degree in International Development. I earned a Master’s degree in Rural Sociology from the University of Guelph and have since worked in agricultural extension roles for the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority, Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association and Farm & Food Care Ontario. I've been involved in several agricultural organization boards including the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario and the Agricultural Adaptation Council.
I am also a freelance writer, a regular columnist for the Rural Voice magazine and involved in local history publications. I love travelling, camping and rowing and I can also keep (most) houseplants alive!