Cows (Dairy)

Rob & Julie Eby

Modified on: 2015-12-16

Central


Rob & Julie Eby

Keeping a diverse portfolio usually isn’t a bad thing in the business world, and agriculture is no different. For Rob and Julie Eby, for example, diversification is the cornerstone of their farm business. The couple live on a small dairy farm near Ayr called Pleasant Nook Jerseys on a property near the dairy farm that […]

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. […]

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 […]

Tom, Stephen and Glenn Barrie – Terwidlen Farms

Modified on: 2015-01-15

GTA


Steve, Glenn and Tom Barrie

Diversity, innovation and teamwork are the keys to long-term success Brothers Tom, Stephen and Glenn Barrie work well as a team, and like any successful team, they share a similar outlook. They’ve always worked to have their family farm (called Terwidlen Farms, located between Bowmanville, Orono and Newcastle) stay sustainable – both in terms of […]

Josée Séguin

Modified on: 2015-01-05

Mid North


Josée Séguin

Josée Séguin doesn’t have to think hard when she’s asked where her favourite place is in the whole world. For her, it’s when she’s milking her herd of Holstein cows. She loves the rural life; the quiet and the peacefulness of being home on the farm. And she’s passionate about her cows. Josée is a […]

Amanda & Jason O’Connell

Modified on: 2015-01-05

Far East


Amanda & Jason O'Connell

Amanda and Jason O’Connell, dairy farmers from Beckwith Township in Lanark County, are the winners of the 2014 Outstanding Young Farmer Competition in Ontario. This prestigious award is presented to farmers by industry leaders. The couple will continue on to compete on behalf of Ontario at the national competition in November, 2014. In 2015, the […]

Jan & Evert Veldhuizen

Modified on: 2015-01-15

Central


Jan & Evert Veldhuizen

Sixty years ago, the Veldhuizens immigrated to Canada from Holland in search of new opportunities for their farming family.  Evert Sr. and Dina Veldhuizen both emigrated with their respective families and didn’t meet until they arrived in their new country. After marrying, they lived first in eastern Ontario before moving west and settling on a […]

Verburg family, Roosburg Farms

Modified on: 2014-07-28

Far East


Verburg family, Roosburg Farms

When a major tragedy strikes, rebuilding can seem like a distant reality. That was certainly true for the Verburgs of Roosburg Farms in Athens, Ontario, who had a major fire in early 2013. But more than two years on, they are again up and running, with the latest technologies in place to ensure top-quality milk, […]

Heritage Hill Farm

Modified on: 2014-07-15

Central


Heritage Hill Farm

Sixth generation siblings and dairy farmers Graham Johnston and Mary Ann Doré’s ancestors have been farming in Brampton since 1842. Like each generation before them, Graham (married to Amanda), and Mary Ann and her husband, Joe, are working on a succession plan with their parents, James and Frances. The five are now in a full joint-partnership, […]

John, Marie and Shawn Miller – Miller’s Dairy

Modified on: 2015-01-15

West Central


John, Marie, and Shawn Miller

Fresh-from-the-farm milk in glass bottles is a thing of the past for many Ontario consumers. But for John and Marie Miller and their son Shawn of Creemore, Ontario, it is most definitely the future. The family, and dedicated team, at Jalon Farms and Miller’s Dairy work side-by-side at their new on-farm artisan dairy processing facility […]

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