I farm in Southeast Saskatchewan with my wife, my parents and my older sister. We seed a variety of crops, which vary from year to year, but generally consist of canola, wheat, durum, peas, soybeans, flax and lentils. We rotate crops as much as we can manage from year to year, always keeping integrated pest management in mind.
On our farm, which is named Leguee Farms, sustainability is a key factor in our management. We own some of the land we farm, and we rent quite a bit, but we treat all of it the same. We are in this business for the long haul, and we make sure we maintain our land to ensure it becomes more productive with time.
There is no other business like farming, and it is my life. It is an exciting combination of biology, chemistry, finance, marketing and engineering that changes every day. Sometimes it is difficult, but all the struggles are worth it. Agriculture, and the science and business therein, is my fascination and my passion, and I couldn’t imagine a different way of life.
After obtaining a degree in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010, specializing in Agronomy, I worked for a couple different companies as an agronomist. Today, I farm full-time, with a seed business on the side. I have been writing this blog for a number of years, and it has been a fantastic experience.