"Farming is definitely in our family. My dream is to come home and keep working in agriculture, and farm on the home farm with my family. I want to use what I've learned to make things even more efficient for future generations."
Amanda is a sixth generation farmer from Eberts, Ontario. She is currently in her fourth year of studying Agricultural Science at the University of Guelph. The farm has been in the Craven family since 1844, and today it grows grain corn, seed corn, soybeans, wheat, and some vegetable crops (sweet corn, green beans and peas). The farm is currently run by Amanda’s father, Grant (a Ridgetown College Alumni, Certified Crop Advisor, graduate of the Advance Ag Leadership Program and a Grain Farmers of Ontario farmer representative for his district).
The Craven farm used to have an award-winning dairy cow breeding program. Eventually, the dairy operation was sold and the focus of the farm turned to crop production (interestingly enough, the farm was focused on crops before the dairy operation began). The Craven farm is full of history, and Amanda believes it is a testament to how agriculture has changed throughout the years.
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