Canadian Poultry Magazine

Colonies at a crossroads

Brett Ruffell   

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Some Hutterites view technology as a necessary evil for modern farming. Others worry about the future.

They’ve been a presence on the Canadian Prairies for generations, communities steeped in religion, farming and a culture harkening back centuries to their European roots.

But after years of hard-won growth – and undying efforts to keep the temptations of the secular world at bay – many Hutterite colonies now find themselves at a crossroads.

Technology is essential for their communities’ growing, large-scale farms, but at the same time it puts their unique way of life at risk.


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