Jim Snyder

Jim Snyder

National Director

BDO Walkerton



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Executive Summary

Jim began his career in agriculture in 1973 and incorporated his first company eight years later. In 1985, he joined CIL Industries/Sprucedale Agromart near Owen Sound and later purchased the John Deere dealership in Walkerton with his wife and partner.

Together, they formed Bruce Tractor & Lawncare Ltd., which ultimately tripled in size and reached over 16 million dollars in sales. They sold their shares in 2005 and Jim joined RBC Royal Bank as Director of Business Development, serving agribusiness clients. This experience led him to BDO in 2010 as the first person in his unique role.

Professional Affiliations

CAFA, Canadian Association of Farm Advisors
Canadian Farm Business Management Council
Ontario Agri-Business Association
Agricultural Management Institute
Canadian Agri-Marketing Association

Professional Designations & Education

Turf Management, University of Guelph (1987)

Community Involvement

Brockton Family Health Team
Ontario 4-H Council
Brockton Economic Development Committee