Clinton Monchuk grew up on a mixed dairy, beef and grain family farm outside of Lanigan, Saskatchewan. He received his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture majoring in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000 and Masters of Business Administration in Agriculture from the University of Guelph in 2002. After completing his master’s degree Clinton conducted research and taught at the Universidad de Guadalajara, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Following his interest in the livestock industry Clinton worked with the Western Beef Development Centre as a Beef Economist. He then accepted an Economic Fellowship position with the National Farmers Union in Washington, DC working on trade related aspects of policy development for American farmers and ranchers. This experience allowed him to become the Director of Trade Policy for the Canadian Federation of Agriculture in Ottawa. Recently Clinton accepted the role of Executive Director with Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan to promote farming, ranching and agri-food to consumers.