About Us


Limagrain Cereals Research Canada (LCRC) is a new and rapidly growing Canadian company, passionate about using its plant breeding expertise to support the Canadian grains industry. LCRC is a partnership between LIMAGRAIN and CANTERRA SEEDS, bringing together global germplasm, technology and plant breeding knowledge, with deep market awareness and access, to deliver value to Western Canadian growers and their customers. 


Our Founders


Limagrain Cereals Research Canada was established in 2015, by two like-minded seed companies.

As the fourth largest seed company worldwide, Limagrain’s mission is to move agriculture forward to meet global food related challenges. Limagrain is a cooperative group founded and managed by French farmers. Its parent company, Coopérative Limagrain, brings together 2,000 farmers located in the centre of France, in the Limagne-Val d'Allier plain. The Group creates, produces and distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products. Limagrain is present in 55 countries and has 10,000 employees. It makes sales of 2.5 billion Euros with recognized brands on their markets: LG, Vilmorin, Clause, Hazera, Harris Moran, Jacquet, Brossard. 

Owned by western Canadian seed growers and agricultural retailers, Limagrain, Ceres Global Ag and private investors, CANTERRA SEEDS is committed to sourcing genetically superior seed products that deliver agronomic and economic benefits for producers, while also meeting end-user needs. With a versatile portfolio of cereals, pulses and oilseeds, CANTERRA SEEDS seeks opportunities that allow for mutual success in the agriculture industry.


Our Team


Dr. Jim Peterson
VP Research


Timothy Van Steenbergen
Research Associate


Dr. Jason Reinheimer
Senior Breeder


Jessica Novicki
Office Manager


Dr. Andrea Varella
Wheat Breeder


Sarah Story
Greenhouse Manager


Katelynn Wychopen
Field Technician


Ryley Janzen
Field Technician