Profile: Byron Noel
“Having travelled so extensively people often ask me what my favorite culture is, but the answer is always the same. Agriculture.” – Byron Noel
Byron Noel is AgSafe's Consultant in the Peace River Region.
Byron is currently based out of Dawson Creek. Originally from small town South Africa, Byron comes to AgSafe with a host of experience from around the world. Previously, Byron worked in the United States for several years as a college instructor for Unmanned Systems (aka drones), GIS, and Geography. His US experience also includes having led a Search & Rescue unit in Washington State, working as an Agricultural Field Research Technician for The Climate Corporation in Missouri, and being a Ranch Hand and Commercial Herbicide Applicator in South Dakota. Before moving to the USA, Byron and his wife lived and worked in Asia, Europe, and his native South Africa where much of his family is still involved in agriculture today.
Since arriving in British Columbia Byron has worked for local ranchers, continued his work in GIS and Unmanned Systems, and continued his education. Byron’s educational background most recently includes the Sustainable Ranching program at Thompson Rivers University, previously a Masters in Geography from South Dakota State University, and a Bachelors in Public Administration & Geography from Stellenbosch University.
Outside of AgSafe you might find Byron spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors, working on one of his vehicles, or messing with a piece of technology.