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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 […]

Leduc family – Wanna Make It Farm

Modified on: 2015-02-18

Far East


Leduc family

When Alain Leduc first started his farming career, he let his farm name express his dream: “Wanna Make It Farm”. That was almost 30 years ago. Times were tough in the farming sector then, and some farmers were having a hard time making ends meet. And although Alain and his wife Sue both grew up […]

The Cellulosic Sugar Producers’ Co-operative

Modified on: 2015-02-18

West


Murray McLaughlin

A small group of Ontario farmers has come together to form Ontario’s newest co-op. The Cellulosic Sugar Producers’ Co-operative is working on creating a new market opportunity for corn stover – the leaves, stalks, and other parts of the plant left over after corn kernels have been harvested – by turning it into sugar that […]

Stemmler Meats and Cheese

Modified on: 2015-01-15

Central


Stemmler Meats

They built their business on the power of local long before it was popular and their allergen-free meat products are a life-line to many food allergy sufferers. These efforts have won Waterloo Region’s Stemmler Meats and Cheese a Premier’s Award for Innovation and they’ve also just been named a finalist for a prestigious innovation award […]

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Modified on: 2015-01-15

South


Daryl Somers

Imagine greenhouse tomatoes and peppers that look and taste great, grow well, and are disease-resistant too. That’s what Daryl Somers and his team at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) are currently working on. They’re using genomics, the study of DNA sequence and genomes, to help them find and identify variations in the plants […]

Canarm Ltd.

Modified on: 2015-01-15

Mid East


Curtiss Littlejohn

An Ontario-based company has developed a leading-edge electronic sow feeding system that it’s now selling across Canada – and it took just a little over a year to get from concept to market. Curtiss Littlejohn, Swine Products Manager with Canarm, a privately owned company headquartered in Brockville, Ontario that produces ventilation and lighting systems, as […]

Chad Anderson

Modified on: 2015-01-15

West Central


Chad Anderson

Chad Anderson might not be an avid outdoorsman, but he has a definite appreciation for natural spaces and the wildlife they support. On his cow-calf farm near Mooretown in Lambton County, Chad has invested in both new pasture and a new pond in an effort to improve the environment for wild birds as well as […]

Cornerstone Renewables

Modified on: 2014-11-20

Central


Korb Whale & Travis Woollings

Entrepreneurial farmers offer low cost, green solution for food waste An innovative group of agricultural entrepreneurs has banded together to offer a low-cost solution for organic waste disposal – and are producing green energy while they’re at it. Cornerstone Renewables was formed a year ago when eight farmers and operators of two other sites in […]

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 […]

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