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  For Susan Schafers, the choice to go cage-free in 2007 was obvious. “At the time, my father still owned the quota, and he downsized from 30,000 to 7000 layers,” she explains. “For that smallish flock size, free-run made sense financially. And also, my brother, Martin Kanehl, was selling poultry…
Very few Canadian farmers schedule their farm projects around when the House of Commons is sitting in Ottawa. But that’s the case for New Brunswick egg farmer and Member of Parliament, TJ Harvey. By the end of June when the House adjourns, TJ will break from his hectic travel schedule…
Sometimes in life we have to wait for things, but they are worth it. In Vernon Froese’s case, it was broiler quota that he waited for, first applying while he was still in high school in 1969. “I knew there were about 30 or 35 people ahead of me at…
  Clair Doan wears many hats – family man, banker, turkey farmer, and most recently, Nuffield Scholar.   Both raised on dairy farms, he and his wife Kathryn love working with people and in the agricultural industry – he as a regional Associate Vice President of Agricultural Banking for National…
April 13, 2016 – Andrew Campbell of Strathroy has been named the 2016 recipient of the Farm & Food Care Ontario Champion Award. The award was presented at Farm & Food Care’s annual meeting on April 13 by Bruce Christie, a Farm & Food Care board member. Campbell was nominated…
(L to R) interim BCOYF chair Sara Harker, 2016 BCOYF winners Jewel and Brian Pauls, and incoming BCOYF chair Troy Harker. Photo by David Schmidt January 14, 2016 - Chilliwack B.C. poultry and egg producers Brian (37) and Jewel (35) Pauls have been named the 2016 B.C. & Yukon Outstanding Young…
  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…

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