Producers
  November 24, 2015 - The late Oliva Lebel was inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame at a special awards banquet on November 22, 2015 in conjunction with Canadian Western Agribition. Other 2015 inductees are Dr. Ron DePauw, the Hon. Grant Devine, the late Edgar Ward Jones, and Anthony…
Vic had the job of delivering feed to his family’s broiler and turkey farm, and that’s how he met his wife Judy, who used to skip school and accompany him. Aldergrove, B.C., turkey and chicken grower Vic Redekop has seen a lot of changes in his 60 years – watching…
  In the late 1990’s, Art and Elaine Pruim were living in Abbotsford, British Columbia when they made a life-changing decision. They would uproot and move two provinces over to Saskatchewan, hoping that their choice would be the right one for their growing family in the immediate and long-term future.…
  To enter into a new field, to start an endeavour from nothing, this takes dedication, passion and hard work. It’s not for the faint of heart, which is something that Nicholas Tremblay knows very well. Indeed, there was a time when he believed it would be impossible for him…
  S’engager dans un nouveau domaine et mettre sur pied une nouvelle entreprise à partir de zéro, requiert énormément de dévouement et de passion et beaucoup de travail. Un engagement qui ne convient assurément pas aux natures trop sensibles. Ces sentiments sont bien connus de Nicolas Tremblay. En effet, il…
  On a south-facing ridge overlooking beautiful Belleisle Bay in southwestern New Brunswick is the Law family farm. Third generation farmer Aaron Law, alongside his parents Gailand and Carol, runs a 28,000 laying hen operation. For Aaron, an engineering technologist, farming was not in the game plan until five years…
  As a third-generation Canadian farmer, Andre Poulin obviously learned a lot as he grew up, through trying things for himself and from older members of the family. Andre carried on his passion into post-secondary school, where he studied agriculture, focusing on animal and crop science. Andre is the co-owner…
April 15, 2015 – Brent Royce of Listowel has been named the 2015 recipient of the Farm & Food Care Champion Award. The award was presented at Farm & Food Care’s annual meeting on April 15 by Bruce Christie, a Farm & Food Care board member. Royce was nominated for…
January 16, 2015 - A young man who was “born to farm” is the recipient of the 2015 B.C. and Yukon Outstanding Young Farmer Award. Abbotsford chicken grower Kerry Froese and his wife Anita, both 37, received the prestigious award from outgoing B.C. & Yukon Outstanding Young Farmer program chair Jennifer…
Gilbert and Stacy Matheson are keen to involve their children in day-to-day farm life. Kara (8), Bradford (6), Cecily (4), Silas (2) and Soloman (6 months) lend a hand with chores like setting out baby chicks, rounding up cows and gathering eggs. Photo courtesy of Cecile Matheson. He’s been eagerly…
Many in the poultry industry know of “Mike the Chicken Vet” and some have had the good fortune to work with him.  As a practical scientist blessed with the ability to communicate, Mike Petrik is special. And his commitment to all things poultry makes him even more so. A 1998…
À 35 ans, Pierre-Luc Leblanc est le plus jeune président de l’histoire des Éleveurs de volaille du Québec (ÉVQ). Son âge, il s’en formalise peu. Si on l’a choisi, c’est parce que son syndicat avait besoin d’un leader dynamique et persuasif. Un an après son arrivée en poste, il a…
There are not many Canadian poultry farms that can boast of being a ninth-generation family farm. However, Cornwallis Farms Ltd. in Port Williams, Nova Scotia, has that distinction. Cornwallis Farms Ltd., owned by Geneve and Craig Newcombe, in partnership with Craig’s brother Brian, is located on part of an original…
Nine years ago, the B.C. Egg Marketing Board (BCEMB) introduced its Producer of the Year Award recognizing B.C. egg producers who excel in food safety and animal care practices. To earn the award, producers must score a minimum of 95 per cent on both the Egg Farmers of Canada “Start…
Progressive, proactive, technology-focussed — these are three words that well describe J&S Judge Farms in Norfolk County, Ont., one of a number of businesses that the Judge family owns and operates.    “Our first broiler chicken farm with 30,000 quota units was purchased with 50 acres of land, and this…

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