“I bought my first beef cow, named Silver Rose, when I was about 15 and now have about 50 cows and their calves. There’s always favourites. Right now, it is a cow named Bling. She’s just picture perfect.
Working with animals is my passion. I absolutely love calving season and seeing the birth of each new calf. There’s always so much excitement with each new arrival. I don’t think that feeling will ever get old.
After high school, I went to agricultural college and then went on to study insurance. I also now work off the farm for an insurance company.
A few years ago, a group of local farmers wanted to do something to celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day which takes place each February. We contacted our local school board and asked if they’d like a farmer to come and visit their classroom and talk to their students about what they do.
We had 50 classrooms sign up that first year. It was awesome and we now do it every year. The kids are always so excited to meet a farmer and we have a lot of fun doing it. Talking to our customers about what we do and why we love doing it is really important.
What would my perfect vacation look like? Crazy enough, it would likely involve heading west and doing tours of beef farms out there. I love this industry.”
From: Faces Behind Food