Broiler Breeder

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 […]

Nick Ahrens – Yorkshire Valley Farms

Modified on: 2015-02-23

North Central


Nick Ahrens

If Nick Ahrens’ ancestors could meet him, there’s no doubt that they would have much in common to talk about – and they’d be proud. Ahrens is a successful sixth-generation Peterborough area farmer with a keen interest in sustainable agriculture. He grows organic crops and is also an organic chicken producer for Yorkshire Valley Farms, […]

Clarence & Pat Nywening

Modified on: 2015-01-05

West


Clarence & Pat Nywening

It was a chance sighting of an advertisement in a local newspaper that gave Clarence Nywening and his wife Pat the opportunity to return to their farming roots. Clarence was raised on a beef farm and Pat on a dairy farm. But, after marrying, they had moved away from the farm and on to a […]

John Kapteyn

Modified on: 2013-10-22

West Central


John Kapteyn

There was never any doubt in John Kapteyn’s mind that he wanted to become a farmer. Growing up, he spent his free time helping his parents on their family farm in Simcoe County. When asked why he wanted to farm, he answered, “I love to farm because it is very rewarding to raise birds or plant […]

Jack and Christine Greydanus

Modified on: 2013-10-13

West


Jack and Christine Greydanus

Jack and Christine farm with their family in Lambton County where they specialize in raising roosters as well as the hens who lay fertilized eggs that will hatch into chickens that will be raised for meat. These graduates of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program also grow peppers in their greenhouse. Christine serves on municipal council […]

Jim Patton

Modified on: 2013-10-13

West Central


Jim Patton

Jim is a sixth generation farmer from Simcoe County.  He studied agricultural business at University of Guelph before marrying wife Martha and returning home to raise two young sons. Jim’s farm specializes in broiler breeders (roosters as well as the hens who lay fertilized eggs that will hatch into chickens raised for meat). Jim has […]

Kelsey Ottens

Modified on: 2013-10-13

West


Kelsey Ottens

Taking over shares in her family farm while majoring in molecular biology and minoring in statistics at the University of Guelph was not what Kelsey Ottens pictured herself doing when she finished high school. Ottens, a student at the University of Guelph, was looking for a summer job when her parents approached both her and […]

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