Meet the Team

Heather Russell

Executive Director

Mrs. Russell has been the Project Officer at the Atlantic Grains Council since 2011. As the sole employee of the organization, she is responsible for managing the day to day activities as well as working directly with the board, providing guidance and direction.

Peter Scott

Financial Advisor

Recently appointed as AGC’s financial officer in December 2020, Peter currently is the Grain and Oilseed Specialist for NB Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries. He resides in Woodstock, NB and has a small beef operation.

Roy Culberson


Mr. Culberson has been the Chair of the AGC for the past three years and was vice chair previously for three terms for the Atlantic Grains Council. He farms over 2,500 acres of land in potatoes with a rotation of grain and oilseeds in Woodstock, NB, with his son Robert under the name Ralph Culberson and Sons.

Neil Campbell

Vice Chair

Mr. Campbell officially joined the team at the Atlantic Grains Council in 2016. Mr. Campbell is the general manager of the PEI Grain Elevators Corporation and is very involved in the agriculture industry in Atlantic Canada.

Caitlin Congdon


Caitlin grew up in farming families from Colchester County and the Annapolis Valley of NS, establishing a passion for field crops while studying at NSAC. Caitlin has been with Perennia Food and Agriculture Corp. in Nova Scotia since 2016 and began her current role as provincial Field Crops Specialist in 2020. Caitlin enjoys working with producers to integrate practical and sustainable crop management practices into their production systems. She has immense enthusiasm for the industry and is pleased to be a member of the AGC board.

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