2019 Gail Livingstone

Gail Livingstone

Gail was been in the seed testing industry for 60 years. She started her training as a seed analyst at the Department of Agriculture, Toronto Laboratory in October 1958. She left the government lab to work at her father's seed company as a seed analyst in 1964. She opened Livingstone Seed Lab in 1984 and has been running it ever since.

She joined C.S.A.A.C. in 1964. She has held positions on all committees including Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Chair and served as President for two terms. Her father was president of the Canadian Seed Trade the same year she was C.S.A.A.C. president. This is the only time a father and daughter have held these positions together. She has served on many CSAAC committees including Historian and the Ethics Committee. She has organized many C.S.A.A.C. annual meetings and workshops. She has also been very involved with the CSTA and initiated the Seed Analyst Liaison committee with them during Paul King's term as President.

Gail has a very unique perspective of the seed industry as she has worked at a seed company that buys and sells seed, at a government laboratory and running a private lab. Gail is a wealth of knowledge and has trained and mentored many seed analysts. She has been instrumental in helping C.S.A.A.C. become the reputable organization that it is today.

Gail received the Marie Greeniaus award in 2014. She retired and closed her lab in 2018 and we are proud to present her with an Honourary membership after all of the years she has devoted to her profession and to CSAAC.