Paul Raymer is a global leader in researching and practically applying science for largely the cropping sectors of the agricultural industry. Some of these sciences include crop vegetative optical sensing for real-time application of fertilizer for economic and environment benefits. More lately has been the development of a technology to create high resolution, digital, top soil maps for aiding in the communication to growers on where to spatially optimize fertilizer placement. He grew up learning valuable experience on a dairy farm in south western Ontario. Outside of agriculture, he has served tenures with various large corporation's research & development departments, in the industries of forestry, military, and automotive. Paul graduated as a Mechanical Engineer.