Lambton County cash crop farmer Mike Belan remembers as a kid the horror stories of how the tough financial times of the 1980s led to his family having to sell much of their farm machinery and some of their 3,000-acre
Margaret MacNeil and her daughter, Barbara, accept the plaque which marked the induction of the late Leonard McNeil into the Lambton Federation of Agriculture Hall of Fame.
Lambton County farmers are fed up with what they call aggressive animals rights activism, an issue plaguing mainly livestock farmers across Canada.
Dickenson is among the farmers hard-hit by the wet weather. His farm in Lambton – the county with the most damage reports filed to Agricorp this year at 1,246 – is heavy Brisbane clay, which retains water for days. Farmers on clay soils typically need a week of dry weather for crops to develop fully their root systems.
Elementary school pupils got their gloves dirty this week learning about agriculture during the annual Spring Days program held at the Children’s Animal Farm in Sarnia’s Canatara Park. The gloves were used during a session Oil Springs farmer Ralph Ward
Sarnia family featured in dairy farmers commercial: Kevin and Melissa Forbes own and operate Forbesvue Farms on Waterworks Road. They, along with their four kids, milk over 200 cows and grow various crops. Kevin said the following minute-long spot is
In late February, the Lambton Farm Safety Association co-hosted a seminar on mental health and farming, a topic of growing concern for those in rural Ontario. People, especially youth, are leaving small towns for bigger cities. Rural populations are getting smaller, older, and more spread out. Banks and other industries are closing their doors in farm country.
The Lambton Federation of Agriculture is hosting an event Feb. 27 Two Lambton County ag organizations are hosting a mental health workshop at the end of February. The Lambton Federation of Agriculture and the Lambton Farm Safety Association will host Opening
Alumni say the youth organization taught them self-confidence and helped form a lifelong network of friends Canadian parents who have teenagers or 20 somethings at home worry about the same things: how do I pry my kids away from the
Mike Belan and his family made a decision in 1991 would have a profound impact on their Oil Springs-area family farm. Breaking with tradition, the family – including Mike’s father Mike Belan Sr. and uncle Tony Belan – decided to