Blog

Amanda Craven, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS

2017-10-31

"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. 

amanda


52 Weeks of #YOURFARMERS

In 2017, we're highlighting a new Ontario grain farmer every week. Get to know us!

Meet more of #YOURFARMERS

Lydia Matt B. Brad Frank Matt H. Tanya Kurtis Samantha Victoria Ann Donna Norm Whitney Jason & Christina Aaron Kevin & Adriana Dale Maurice & Cathy Christine Eleanor Abbie Krista Justin Anita Crispin Paige Lauren Gus Maggie Jim & Anne Kevin Darryl Timo Jean Marc Gary Andrew & Julie H. Aaron Steven Keith Andrew & Julie D. Tyler Kate Lindsay

Comments

 

Latest Posts

Jonathan McRae, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS
11/14/2017 8:50 AM | Good in Every Grain
CONTEST: Good in Every Grain @ Gourmet Food & Wine Expo TO
11/8/2017 2:00 PM | Good in Every Grain
Reuben DeJong, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS
11/7/2017 9:00 AM | Good in Every Grain
Amanda Craven, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS
10/31/2017 9:52 AM | Good in Every Grain
Lindsay Menich, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS
10/24/2017 9:00 AM | Good in Every Grain
Kate Procter, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS
10/17/2017 9:00 AM | Good in Every Grain

Archive