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Norm Lamothe

Modified on: 2015-12-16

North Central


Norm Lamothe

It’s been nearly 112 years since the Wright brothers successfully completed the world’s first heavier-than-air flight, and almost 113 years since Norm Lamothe’s farm was first cultivated by his wife’s family. Why are these two facts relevant, you may ask? Both helped elevate Norm to the place he holds today – happily farming, teaching, and […]

Rick & Curtis Van Laecke

Modified on: 2015-12-16

South


Rick & Curtis Van Laecke

Like the seeds they sell, Rick and Angela Van Laecke grew their business from the ground up. They are the owners and operators of Horizon Seeds Canada Inc. – a Norfolk and Oxford County-area seed producer, processor and dealer – and a proud farm family. Along with their children Curtis (age 25) and Candice (age […]

AmyBeth Brubacher

Modified on: 2015-12-16

Central


AmyBeth Brubacher

The farming lifestyle might not be for everyone, but for AmyBeth and Colin Brubacher, there’s nothing better. The couple are turkey producers from the Elmira area, and they see farming and family as their greatest passions. “We absolutely love our lifestyle,” says AmyBeth. “It’s modern homesteading, living close to the land. There’s a lot of […]

Andrew Henderson

Modified on: 2015-12-16

Far East


Andrew Henderson

Farming has been on Andrew Henderson’s mind for most of his life – or at least since high school. It was at that relatively early point in that Andrew realized farming was the career for him. Now, almost 25 years later, Andrew is busy running a successful farm and helping to raise a growing family. […]

Diane Cook

Modified on: 2015-12-16

West


Diane Cook

Diane Cook may have gone to school for nursing, but shortly after meeting her future husband Don, she immediately took an interest in farm life. Now, 37 years later, she’s the matriarch of a farm family that’s five generations old, and even has their own road. She is also the face of May in the […]

Ian Laver

Modified on: 2015-12-16

Mid East


Ian Laver

Ian and Sara Laver are not only proud parents and business owners; they’re also models – calendar models that is. With sponsorship from Burnbrae Farms Ltd., Ian, Sara and two of their children (four-year old Jacob and two year-old Amelia) appear on the page of April in the 2016 Faces of Farming calendar. “My family […]

Wanda Snobelen

Modified on: 2015-12-16

West Central


Wanda Snobelen

Wanda Snobelen has had a stake in agriculture and the beef business ever since she bought her first Charolais cow at 12 years old. Since then she has significantly expanded her beef herd, and delved further into a diverse farm life. The third-generation to be raised on her family’s Paisley-area beef farm, Wanda took her […]

Brian Hyland – Father Wants Beef

Modified on: 2015-04-09

West


Brian Hyland

Bringing better beef to local buyers With the welfare of his animals and customer demands in mind, Brian Hyland, a beef farmer from Essex Ontario, has built a business around selling quality, home-grown beef directly to the consumer. Brian owns and operates Father Wants Beef, a farm and marketing business where he raises 40 beef […]

Robert Laplante – Laplante Poultry and Feather Weight Farms

Modified on: 2015-04-01

Far East


Robert Laplante

Food safety is something that the public takes very seriously – and so do farmers like Robert Laplante. Laplante is not just a broiler chicken farmer, he’s also the owner of a processing plant and it’s critically important that data input errors of all kinds are eliminated and that product recall times (if a recall […]

Scott and Jennifer Douglas

Modified on: 2015-03-10

West


Cloverview Farms

Family farm continues to change with the times Renovating the family business (Leamington) – It was in the midst of the Great Depression in 1935 that Scott Douglas’ grandparents first purchased 50 acres of farmland on a small concession road just north of Leamington, Ontario. Now, after 80 years, two generations and several major farm […]

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