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Chain Lakes Farms is located east of the town of Ponoka, Alta. This photo was taken during harvest.

Meet your farming neighbours: Mike and Wanda Stretch

The Stretch family farms 4,200 acres near Ponoka, Alta.

Every farm has a story and no two are alike. Its origins, how it operates and who has a hand in its success are unique. This is the story of Mike and Wanda Stretch and Chain Lakes Farms, located in central Alberta. Where do the Stretches farm? The farm is located 13 kilometres east of […] Read more

Diana 
and Len Desharnais on a recent trip to Germany.

Meet your farming neighbours: Len and Diana Desharnais

The Desharnais family farms in the Peace River area of northern Alberta

Every farm has its own story. No two farms (or farmers) are exactly alike. Everyone starts off farming in their own way and every farm has its own combination of family and hired staff who make decisions and keep things running. Yet, even after considering all of the details, farmers are more alike than they […] Read more


SM AG Research operates small test plots, testing pre-commercialized products for agricultural clients.

Running a small-plot crop research business

Stephanie Kernaleguen’s off-farm job is on the farm, running SM AG Research

Life is busy for Stephanie Kernaleguen and her husband Marc, who are raising a family, running a business and are fourth-generation farmers on the family farm near St. Brieux, Sask. Kernaleguen graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Ag Business. After working in ag research jobs, she says, “I saw an area […] Read more