In 1971, Crispin’s parents purchased 100 acres near Thorndale, ON. Before then, no one in his family had ever farmed. It didn't take long before they fell in love with farming: the love of the land, the animals, and watching the corn, soybeans and wheat grow until harvest. Growing up on the farm, Crispin knew this was where he and his wife, Marianne wanted to live and raise their family.
"I think as a farmer, you have to get pretty independent, you have to be able to get done what needs to be done."
Anita grows corn, soybeans, and wheat with her husband and family just outside of Belwood, ON. The Burnett family runs their own farm and a grain elevator, and they also also provide custom planting, harvesting, and spray application services to other farmers. Anita grew up in Mississauga, but she embraced the farming lifestyle when she married her husband Darryl and moved to the Belwood area. They have four children.
This year, Bees Matter has designated June 5-12 as National Planting Week. Bees Matter is a program created to bring farmers and beekeepers together with a common goal to keep the Canadian honeybee thriving.