Abbie Brander, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS


"I enjoy being self-employed and facing the challenges of farming. It’s rewarding to watch the crops grow and to harvest the finished product."

Abbie is a fourth generation farmer who grows corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay in Caledon, ON. She really enjoys farming as she can be her own boss and she enjoys navigating the challenges that comes along with farming. Every day, Abbie works hard on her farm: she believes it's important to be a steward of her land while she produces safe food to feed a growing population. Abbie also enjoys showing the public what she does on her farm, and she believes it's good for the public to see how their food is produced.


Eleanor Leacock Renaud, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS


"After a few off farm jobs and living in the city, I couldn’t wait for a day off to go home to the farm."

Eleanor and her family farm corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, and garlic, and they also raise cattle. For over twenty years, Eleanor has been a strong voice representing farmers locally and provincially through the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Leeds Federation of Agriculture. She also served on the local council for five terms, as she loves advocating for agriculture and her community.

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Christine McNaughton, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS


"It's hard work, but you learn to appreciate the little things in life when you are so closely connected to the land."

Christine did not grow up on a farm — she married into one. Her great-grandparents farmed in the Phillippines, where they grew cacao and other produce indigenous to the area. Christine’s husband, John, is a multi-generation farmer. The McNaughton’s farmed in Perth County before moving north to Manitoulin Island in the 1980s.

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