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Organic Growers Focus On Planning

When Annemarie Klippenstein left the family farm after high school, she first sought a career about as far away from dirt as she could. She left the Fraser Valley countryside for the flash and flare of fashion modeling in Vancouver. Kevin Klippenstein was practically raised inside a spreadsheet. At 15 he was already pursuing small […] Read more

The Making Of A Modern Dairy

Geoff and Jennifer Bishop might be putting cutting edge dairy science to use in Nova Scotia s Annapolis Valley today, but it all started when Geoff s grandparents bought the family s first cow back in 1970, less than a year after they arrived from England and settled in the Round Hill community. The operation […] Read more

Branching Out But Scaling Back —

Anyone who laughed at George and Winnifred Covert in 1959 when they bought 600 acres of bare Okanagan desert can pound sand now. The experienced California cash croppers had a dream of growing tomatoes and onions and a family — sons Calvin and Michael. And so they did despite the outward appearance then that the […] Read more