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Maggie McDonnell, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS

2017-07-18

"I'm proud to be part of the next generation of our farm, and to be teaching the public why they shouldn't fear the food that farmers grow."

Maggie grew up on a grains and nursery pig farm with her parents and older brother. McDonnells grow corn, soybeans, and wheat on their farm just south of Monkton, Ontario. They also operate a grain elevator and provide custom farming services to neighbouring farmers, like spraying, harvesting, and planting.

Gus Ternoey, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS

2017-07-11

"Farming is a way of life, and we enjoy the challenge of combining modern technologies with the old tried and true methods to create a balance that is both efficient and sustainable."

Gus farms with his wife Alina outside of Tilbury, ON. It’s been almost 100 years since the family started farming in the area, and Gus is the fifth generation to work on the farm. Gus graduated from the University of Windsor with a degree in mechanical engineering, and Alina holds a MSc. in chemistry from Queen's University. Together, they farm 385 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat, while also maintaining full-time jobs off the farm.

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Lauren Benoit, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS

2017-07-04

"Meeting people who are incredibly talented & passionate about what they do is one of the many special things about this industry."

Lauren was born and raised on her family's grain farm just outside of Kirkton, ON. The Benoits grow corn, soybeans, and wheat, and they also have a business applying fertilizer and crop protection products for other farmers. Throughout high school, Lauren was involved in the local 4H dairy club, and she fell in love with all things related to agriculture. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a BSc in Agriculture in 2016, and she started a MSc degree in Plant Agriculture studying weed management in corn. When she isn't studying, Lauren farms with her Dad, and she has taken on some management responsibility on the farm.

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