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Farmer Profile: Dianne Brekelmans

  • 7 February 2017
  • Author: Ontario Pork
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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: 3927
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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: 1794
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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: Graham Learn

Third-Generation Farmer Leads New Breed Of Producers

  • 8 March 2016
  • Author: Admin-Retail
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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.

Farmer Profile: John Van Engelen

  • 5 January 2016
  • Author: Admin-Retail
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Farmer Profile: John Van Engelen
Farming and technology has certainly changed and improved over the years. Nowhere is this more evident than in pork production. More than 60 years after his parents came to Canada from Holland and started a modest dairy farm where rudimentary tools and clunky machinery were part of the daily grind, John Van Engelen marvels at the impact technology has had on his farming operations.

Farmer Profile: Vista Villa Farms

  • 3 November 2015
  • Author: Admin-Retail
  • Number of views: 5041
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Farmer Profile: Vista Villa Farms

As a grocery retailer or a restaurant in Ontario, there’s a pretty good chance that most of your customers are not farmers. That’s not surprising, given that over 80% of Canadians now live in cities or urban centres.   

Although the connection from farm to fork may have become fragmented during a generational shift away from a rural lifestyle, the recent buy local movement has seen a resurgence...

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