Merle focuses on identifying and adapting financial management and tax-related strategies with unique business structures to help farmers meet their business and personal goals. GRS Consulting was created by Merle, his wife Peggy and their daughter Annessa. Their company motto is “Succeeding in Succession.”
Prior to GRS, Merle worked for over 30 years as Alberta’s provincial farm tax specialist after earning a degree in agriculture economics from the University of Alberta. His expertise, combined with his practical experience of owning and operating a multi-generational farm, has created a unique combination of skills and insights.
Merle works with top accountants and lawyers throughout Canada, speaks at over 20 public seminars annually and advises over two hundred farm clients per year. Merle and his family continue to reside on the family farm near Cremona, Alberta.