Profile: Mike Burzek
"...his farm experience allows for a practical approach in addressing safety issues for any type of agriculture commodity. For Mike, there is always a solution to every problem"
Mike Burzek is AgSafeBC's Peace River Region Consultant. He specializes in working with the grain and hay commodities.
Mike Burzek has resided in the BC Peace Region since 1981 and started his career in agriculture at the age of nine, working part time at a dairy farm in BC's Lower Mainland. After completing high school, Mike worked full time at a cattle ranch and then a grain farm. His passion for safety developed at a young age after witnessing many workplace accidents and a keen desire to influence change in safety culture.
Mike also worked for the BC provincial government, serving as Director of Public Protection and Safety, Oil and Gas Commission. In this role, Mike was able to increase the level of safety awareness for farmers and ranchers with respect to petroleum and natural gas activities and operations.
Over the years, Mike has kept a hand in farming, mostly in the hay and grain commodities; his farm experience allows for a practical approach in addressing safety issues for any type of agriculture commodity. For Mike, there is always a solution to every problem.
In 2008, Mike joined the AgSafeBC team as a regional safety consultant for the Peace River Region, an area covering south of Chetwynd all the way up to Prophet River to the North and Tomslake to the East.
Mike has five children, three of which are married, and when he's not busy visiting farms, he's likely enjoying a wilderness retreat.