Chickens

Andrea Veldhuizen & Joseph Zantingh

Modified on: 2015-12-16

South


Andrea Veldhuizen & Joseph Zantingh

Andrea Veldhuizen and Joseph Zantingh are siblings with similar traits. Both are busy raising young families, are active volunteers and, perhaps most notably, love to farm. With sponsorship from Wallenstein Feed & Supply Ltd., they are now seen together in the month of November in the 2016 Faces of Farming Calendar. Andrea and Joseph both […]

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, […]

Ron and Eileen Sleeth – Eilevale Farm

Modified on: 2015-01-15

Mid East


The Sleeth family

It’s coming up on an exciting time for the Sleeth family farm in Battersea, Ontario. In a few short years, Ron and Eileen and their family will celebrate the 200th anniversary of their ancestors’ arrival to Frontenac County from Ireland in 1820’s. They will also soon celebrate a century on the present farm, purchased by […]

Erbcroft Farms – Luann and Tim Erb

Modified on: 2014-06-11

Central


Erbcroft Farms - Luann and Tim Erb

Farm tweets land Ontario sheep farmer steady business “What’s trending” is what launched Erbcroft Farms into the food market. Combining consumer interest in local food and social media made a successful marketing strategy for one Ontario sheep farmer. Luann Erb, of Erbcroft Farms, says her twitter account as one of her most effective marketing tools.   […]

Earl Martin

Modified on: 2014-05-14

Central


Earl Martin

Efficiency motivates Earl Martin. And in his drive to create efficiencies on his beef and poultry farm, he credits his most recent enterprise – installing an on-farm anaerobic biodigester. An innovative approach to solving a problem, Martin first considered installing the biodigester as a solution to an on-farm disposal issue. Farming with his two sons, […]

Kevin Topp – Topp Farms

Modified on: 2013-12-06

South


Kevin Topp - Topp Farms

(St. Anns) – When newly-hatched chicks arrive at Topp Farms, they are placed into barns that have been freshly cleaned and warmed for their arrival. New bedding lines the floors, and energy efficient lights reflect off the natural wood paneling to create a cozy and safe place for them to explore.  “When chicks are placed […]

Gabriel and Nathalie Grenier

Modified on: 2013-11-27

Far East


Gabriel and Nathalie Grenier

Gabriel Grenier is an egg farmer in St. Isidore, Ontario. He lives there with his wife Nathalie and two kids – Francis and Valérie. He is a 4th generation egg farmer with the farm being established in the 19th century (late 1800s). In 1985, Gabriel purchased the farm. In 1993, he married Nathalie Bourdon, who […]

Dana and Adam Thatcher, Thatcher Farms

Modified on: 2013-10-22

Central


Adam and Dana Thatcher, Thatcher Farms

(Rockwood) – Falling in love with a farmer took Dana Thatcher, a teacher, on a path she never envisioned for herself before meeting her husband Adam. Even though she had no farming exposure growing up, Dana fully embraced the lifestyle and had no doubts in her mind about becoming a farmer.  In the years since, […]

Verena Hengemuhle

Modified on: 2013-10-14

South


Verena Hengemuhle

Verena is self-described as the “son that my father never had.” She has a busy life that combines her responsibilities as a full time chicken farmer with that of being a mother of her two young daughters.

Lawrence Drost

Modified on: 2013-10-14

Central


Lawrence Drost

Meet Lawrence.  He and his wife Jeanie are always busy with the many responsibilities associated with their chicken farm and raising a young family of five children! In his spare time, Lawrence enjoys playing baseball, attending farm shows and meetings and volunteering with his church. He also works hard to be a good spokesperson for […]

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