Dale Cook, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS


Dale farms about 750 acres of corn, IP soybeans, wheat, and peas in Granton, which is near London. His son Jason helps him on the farm, planting in the spring and harvesting crops in the fall. Farm work is a year-round job: when he isn’t growing his own crops, Dale helps with trucking for a neighbor, and he also dries and stores grain on his home farm.

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Kevin and Adriana VanderSpek, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS


I work very closely with my agronomist and other crop experts to better manage the land we use & to produce high quality crops.

Kevin and Adriana farm 800 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat on their farm outside of Fisherville in Haldimand County, Bains Brook Acres. Kevin also manages 160 acres of hay for his father-in-law and brother-in-law up the road on their dairy operation, and the Vanderspeks also do extra work for their neighbours.

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Guest post: Lindsay Menich, Ontario grain farmer and mom


This post comes to us care of Lindsay Menich, an Ontario grain farmer and mom. We asked her to share with our readers what it's like to work on a farm while raising a family at the same time.

I’ve been asked to share a bit about what it’s like to have a young family while operating a farm, having an off farm job, and trying to balance family commitments.

It’s busy.

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