Michel St-Germain has a diploma in farm management and operation, and is the owner of Ferme St-Germain et fils, a business specializing in the production of field crops, located in Centre-du-Québec. He has been involved in the agricultural recycling of fertilizing residual materials (FRMs) since the start of his professional career 20 years ago. Over the years, he has hired and trained dozens of professionals in the specific features of that sector. As a growth agent at Viridis Environnement, along with his associates, he has taken part in the acquisitions of several competing FRM recycling firms. He currently leads a multi-disciplinary team of agronomists, biologists, engineers and technicians specializing in fertilization, agri-environment and project management. His team annually recycles close to 700,000 metric tonnes of various residual materials, and files close to 500 project notices and applications for ministerial approvals with Quebec’s ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques. He is also involved in various environmental projects such as the Viridis Green Fund, which supports sustainable development initiatives.