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Farmer Profile: Melissa Da Costa

  • 2 May 2017
  • Author: Ontario Pork
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Farmer Profile: Melissa Da Costa

Growing up in Oxford County, Melissa Da Costa worked on and off the farm while in school, but has now taken the plunge to full-time farming. We caught up with her to ask about being a farmer and working with pigs in Ontario.

Farmer Profile: Dianne Brekelmans

  • 7 February 2017
  • Author: Ontario Pork
  • Number of views: 4556
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Farmer Profile: Dianne Brekelmans

Pork producer Dianne Brekelmans describes in her own words how she and her family embrace change on their growing farm in Oxford County.

Farmer Profile: Stan and Mary Ann Found

  • 8 November 2016
  • Author: Ontario Pork
  • Number of views: 3736
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Farmer Profile: Stan and Mary Ann Found
Meet the Founds. Stan and Mary Ann farm near Oshawa, Ontario, raising livestock and growing crops. We asked the farming couple the following serious—and not-so-serious—questions about farming, pork, and life in general. Take a look!

Farmer Profile: Jake Kraayenbrink

  • 6 September 2016
  • Author: Ontario Pork
  • Number of views: 1605
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Farmer Profile: Jake Kraayenbrink

Having the right mindset and a can-do attitude are critical attributes for success in any type of business. In the agri-food world, it often makes all the difference. When you’re able to turn risk into opportunity and transform what was once perceived as waste into a valuable commodity, you can literally strike “black gold”.

Farmer Profile: James Reesor

  • 3 May 2016
  • Author: Admin-Retail
  • Number of views: 2472
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Farmer Profile: James Reesor
As a former swine specialist at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, James Reesor knew the challenges facing the industry were daunting, but when he ‘hopped over the fence’ to devote himself to the production side, he understood that in order to be financially sound, a sustainable business model had to be built specifically for Ontario production.

Farmer Profile: Graham Learn

Third-Generation Farmer Leads New Breed Of Producers

  • 8 March 2016
  • Author: Admin-Retail
  • Number of views: 2581
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Farmer Profile: Graham Learn
Upon graduating from the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus in 2006, Graham Learn had a pretty good idea what he was getting into when it came to raising pigs. After all, he grew up helping his dad take care of the herd on his family’s farm, so it came naturally to him.
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