Amy Reymer, 52 weeks of #YourFarmers

Amy Reymer

        Hard work and passion drive the farming industry, and I am blessed to have been raised in the heart of it.

Amy’s family farms just outside of Aylmer, Ontario, where they grow corn, soybeans, wheat, and dry beans. Amy is currently in her fourth year of Agricultural Science at the University of Guelph, and she enjoys staying involved both at school and at home. Amy’s parents, Bill and Ann Marie, run the family farm. The family works together as a team, including Amy’s younger sisters Karen and Lindsay. Amy is excited by the advancements in agriculture, and what the future holds with new technologies. Continue reading “Amy Reymer, 52 weeks of #YourFarmers”

Justin Dorland, 52 weeks of #YourFarmers

Justin Dorland

        I get to be my own boss and enjoy the freedom that brings. I also enjoy the satisfaction at the end of the day when the work is done, knowing I worked hard to produce top quality agriculture products. Farming can also be challenging, especially as we are running our own business.

Justin farms outside of Brighton, Ontario, raising a herd of dairy cattle and growing approximately 210 acres of corn and soybeans. After graduating from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture and majoring in agronomy, Justin now farms in a partnership with his parents Bill and Arlene. He is the 8th generation in his family to farm; the original homestead was settled in 1837 (the same land he cares for today). Justin continues to farm as he enjoys the freedom this career choice brings him. Continue reading “Justin Dorland, 52 weeks of #YourFarmers”

Jonathan McRae, 52 weeks of #YourFarmers

Jon McRae

Jonathan farms with his wife Jen, brother Matt, and father Alfred, outside of Brooke-Alvinston in Lambton County. They work hard to grow healthy Ontario grains: corn, soybeans, and wheat. They also grow and sell seed corn, seed soybeans, and seed wheat for other farmers to grow. Both brothers work full time off the farm, while also dedicating the time to this fourth generation farm. Jonathan wanted to farm from a young age as he was always interested in day to day dealings of a farm operation. He still farms today due to the great lifestyle a farm offers and enjoys the hard but rewarding work and the opportunity to work outside each day. Continue reading “Jonathan McRae, 52 weeks of #YourFarmers”

Reuben DeJong, 52 weeks of #YourFarmers

Reuben DeJong

        We manage the resources we have as efficiently as possible so that this farm will be here for generations to come.

Reuben grows corn, soybeans, wheat, and canola (new this year) in the hills of Northumberland County. Reuben is a graduate of Kemptville College (now the University of Guelph’s Kemptville Campus) and a third generation farmer. Continue reading “Reuben DeJong, 52 weeks of #YourFarmers”

Amanda Craven, 52 weeks of #YOURFARMERS

Amanda Craven

        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.

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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