2017 Michele Kulba
Marie Greeniaus Award 2017-Michele Kulba
The 2017 Marie Greeniaus Award Winner is Michele Kulba. Michele has been in the seed industry for over 37 years, and a member of CSAAC since 1986. She became a Senior Analyst in 1989. She has been an exceptional role model in the seed industry to anyone who has worked with her. Michele grew up in the small town of Spirit River, AB, where her parents had a hobby farm, and her father built elevators for the Alberta Wheat Pool. She started working for the Alberta Wheat Pool right after high school in 1980, where she trained and became a fully accredited seed analyst. Working for the Wheat Pool meant moving to Grande Prairie, where she met her husband Doug Kulba. They were married in 1987, and have one son Brennan.
When the Alberta Wheat Pool shut down, Michele was hired as Lab Manager for BioVision Seed Lab as they opened a second location in Grande Prairie in the fall of 2002. She has been working for BioVsion ever since. Michele has been serving as a CSAAC committee and board member for numerous years. She is well known is the Peace Country for her knowledge of the seed industry and has volunteered as a judge for the seed fair for a number of years. Anyone who has worked with Michele knows what a hard worker she is. She has dedicated her career to the seed industry.
The award is a sculpture by Jan Dornain (a former CSAAC member).