When she moved from an egg farm in Grand Falls-Windsor to St. John’s to attend Memorial University, Emily Bland did not expect to be back in the agriculture industry upon graduation. Nevertheless, her entrepreneurial project, SucSeed, has taken her back to her roots in agriculture while simultaneously propelling her into the business world.
“It’s funny because growing up on a farm, the parents would have us [on] Easter morning packing eggs instead of picking up eggs and I’d always sworn as a kid I never wanted to do anything with agriculture. I wanted to be a lawyer, I wanted to wear a suit–I didn’t want to be in the farm wearing coveralls, and I think I didn’t understand all the pieces that come together in agriculture”, she explained in an interview.
Bland, now twenty-three years old and a recent graduate of MUN’s Commerce program, is behind the company SucSeed, which has developed hydroponic growth systems that make growing produce easy and accessible. Bland was recently accepted into the Next 36 program, which provides mentorship and professional development to thirty-six young entrepreneurs from across Canada.Read More