Turkeys

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 […]

Brian Ricker and family

Modified on: 2015-01-05

South


Brian Ricker

If you ask Brian Ricker’s children what they want to be when they grow up, they will tell you without hesitation, “A farmer, just like my dad.” It’s easy to see how much they look up to their father, and that Brian Ricker is a farmer with a big heart. In 2015, Brian and his […]

Rochelle Deslippe

Modified on: 2013-10-22

West


Rochelle Deslippe

Farming is one of the few careers that often spans generations of family members all sharing an unwavering commitment to the land and their livestock. Rochelle Deslippe of Amherstburg, in Essex County, is one such example. Their family farm was started by her grandfather, Earl, in the 1930’s when he began a small hatchery raising […]

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, […]

David Kikkert

Modified on: 2013-10-14

South


David Kikkert

David enjoys playing many sports including hockey and soccer. He was also a well-recognized student leader before graduating from the University of Guelph with a degree in Agricultural Business. He now lives in Niagara Region where he works on his family turkey and chicken farm.

Ingrid and Megan DeVisser

Modified on: 2013-10-14

West Central


Ingrid and Megan DeVisser

Growing up in Toronto, Ingrid and her husband Ron both knew they wanted to be farmers. Their hard work paid off and today they raise turkeys on their farm and are the proud parents of three sons and daughter Megan. Ingrid is an active farm leader and is Chair of the Ontario Turkey Producers’ Marketing […]

Peter Tsementis

Modified on: 2013-10-13

South


Peter Tsementis

The connection between turkey farming and clay targets isn’t an obvious one but the two mean everything to Peter. Born in Greece, he immigrated to the Niagara Region as a child and now with his wife Kim and their family, raises turkeys. When he’s not in the turkey barn, he’s busy competing at target shooting […]

Josh and Julia Mailloux

Modified on: 2013-10-13

West


Josh and Julia Mailloux

Josh raises turkeys and crops near Windsor in a partnership with his dad and cousins. Together, they share the same values and commitments of the five generations of their family who farmed there before them. Josh is an avid golfer and very proud new dad to year-old Julia.

Julie Fennema

Modified on: 2013-10-13

South


Julie Fennema

About eight years ago, Julie began raising turkeys as “a bit of an experiment” and enjoyed it so much that it has since turned into a career. She’s generally accompanied by canine companion Ethan who faithfully follows her everywhere on the farm that he’s allowed – waiting patiently outside of the barn doors while she […]

Heiko, Wayne and Mike Oegema

Modified on: 2013-10-13

West


Heiko, Wayne and Mike Oegema

It was the opportunities available to Canadian families that brought Heiko to Canada from Holland as a young man in 1957. After raising turkeys for over 50 years,  twin sons Wayne and Mike have taken over that responsibility as well as running an on-farm retail store near St. Thomas.  Heiko is a church organist who […]

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