Mike Belan’s commitment to soil health, environmental stewardship, and progressive thinking made Belan a deserving recipient of the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario (IFAO) 2020 Innovative Farmer of the Year award.
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
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
On October 3, six local farmers (Mike Belan, Woody Van Arkel, Mark Richards, Joe & George Dickenson, and Steve Aarts) shared their cover cropping experiences to a crowd of 25 people at Belan Farms, near Oil Springs. They discussed their
Belan Farms, a 1,200-acre cash crop operation in Dawn-Euphemia that’s operated by three generations of the Belan family, has won the 2018 Outstanding Farmer Award from the Lambton Soil and Crop Improvement Association.
Switching the farm operation from conventional tillage to 100 per cent no-till was more of a financial decision, says Mike Belan, a cash crop farmer in Lambton County. Driven by high interest rates at the time, “Dad and my uncle