Nathan Koppert was born in Woodstock, Ontario and moved with his family to Lethbridge, Alberta when he was 14. He studied at the University of Lethbridge, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Studies. Upon graduating, Nathan worked in the sales department of an Agriculture retail company, focusing on crop inputs. For the past 6 years, Nathan has been with DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred Production Company in the Lethbridge location as a Production Research Agronomist. Nathan is married with 5 children.
In Nathan’s drive for innovation and pursuit of optimized crop production, he was curious about drip irrigation and whether it could bring new efficiencies and yield increases to his crops. He began talking with Southern Irrigation to find out if SDI and PMDI really work.
After some research, Nathan went ahead with a PMDI system on a 4-span lateral irrigation system, and 2 acres of SDI in 2016. Many crops are grown and researched on these land parcels, including corn, canola, beans, barley, and more.