Larry Durand was raised on a seed farm near Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB. Growing up on a seed farm, he spent a great deal of time with his father scouting fields for pests, roguing, and generally helping out in the fields and in their seed cleaning plant. While attending the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba, he spent his summers in various jobs ranging from crop research to sales of crop protection products. Throughout these experiences Larry realized how much he enjoyed working with farmers, specifically being involved with helping them improve their crop production options and practices. He has followed career paths that allow him to work with farmers ever since.
Larry achieved his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba in 1994 and went on to get a Masters of Science also from the University of Manitoba. He founded Field Good Agronomics Ltd. in 2001.
Larry and his wife Patti have two daughters, Claire and Jocelyne. He enjoys spending time with his family. He is happy that together they all participate in camping, water skiing, cross-country skiing, jogging, and down-hill skiing, giving them plenty of things to do as a family.