Aaron Beattie

Crop Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan
Aaron Beattie was raised in Saskatchewan before moving to Ontario where he received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo and Masters of Science in plant breeding from the University of Guelph. Beattie later returned to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan where he received his PhD in barley pathology. Beattie has worked in plant breeding and research for over 15 years and since 2006 he has worked with the Crop Development Centre (CDC) at the University of Saskatchewan. Currently he is a barley breeder with CDC, where he studies the breeding of malt, feed, hulless and forage barley varieties for Canadian producers. Beattie sits on multiple committees—including, the Prairie Recommending Committee for Oat and Barley, the barley technical advisory committee for the Western Grains Research Foundation and the Saskatchewan Advisory Council on Grain Crops where he is the barley trial coordinator. As well he is a member of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas and the American Society of Brewing Chemists.