GFM Network News


Sensory-challenged horse wins title

Henry and Nicole Gauthier of LaPlaine Quarter Horses and Paints near Duck Lake, Sask. have been actively involved in the horse industry for over 18 years. Their reputation has earned them many accolades but none as honourable as the most recent award. The Gauthiers entered one of their Splash Overo paint fillies into a Canadian Colours Futurity […] Read more

Making memories — one stitch at a time

Henriette Schultz of Debden, Saskatchewan is a farmwife who enjoys doing cross-stitch, providing her with an opportunity to create realistic cross-stitch portraits. Having learned the art in 2005, Schultz now creates projects that are picture perfect. She began cross-stitching with a kit and upon completion thought that there must be a better way to create […] Read more


Art Rocks Gallery

What do you get when you combine feathers with an accomplished artist? Beautifully hand-painted pieces of art. Lucille Scott is a self-taught Aboriginal artist who resides in north-central Saskatchewan in the community of Debden and does a unique art form of painting on feathers. She was given the opportunity to explore her natural talent of […] Read more

Garden Party Concrete Labour Of Love

Rural Saskatchewan has many individuals with entrepreneurial skills, and Tony and Bonnie Rudolph of rural Rosthern are among these gifted people. Garden Party Concrete was established 11 years ago when the couple weighed the options of diversifying their farm. A portion of the 70-year-old barn that once operated as a dairy facility was converted into […] Read more


Crossroad Farms Raises Quality Cattle

The name Crossroad Farms is synonymous with quality Simmental livestock in Saskatchewan. Whether looking for replacements or breeding stock for a purebred or commercial herd, the name Crossroad Farms is often a referral. Gerald and Laurie Woytiuk began farming in 1973. Their yard site was located in the corner of the home quarter close to […] Read more

Passionate About Gelbviehs

Vernon and Eileen Davidson are passionate about the Gelbvieh breed and Davidson Gelbvieh of Ponteix, Saskatchewan raises award-winning stock. The couple’s passion has been shared among their children, and one of their sons, Ross and his wife Tara and baby twins have a cattle operation, Lonesome Dove Ranch, that raises purebred and commercial crossbred Gelbvieh […] Read more


Largest Conifer Plantation In Western Canada

Gaudet Trees located 24 km south of Prince Albert along Highway No. 11 (just follow the signs), is a tree plantation that offers landscape, fruit and Christmas trees to a variety of markets. It is the largest conifer plantation in Western Canada. The nursery is a long-term investment, and has grown within the industry by […] Read more

Saskatchewan Woman Earns Certification

Lorraine Serhienko recently wrote the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage exam and was awarded her Board Certified Equine Massage Therapist designation through The National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure &Massage. Serhienko completed the nationally accredited three-level certificate program over two years at the North West School of Animal Massage in […] Read more


CAFA Assists Farm Families And Farm Businesses

Agriculture, whether livestock or grain production, has mainly evolved from small family farms into multimillion- dollar businesses. With the transformation comes the need for knowledge and network support systems to ensure the business is successful. Many of the younger generation are equipping themselves with post-secondary education and certification to accomplish this mission. The Canadian Association […] Read more

Raising Quality Horses In Saskatchewan

LaPlaine Quarter Horses and Paints is a family operation that includes the families of Raymond and Vera Gauthier and Henry and Nicole Gauthier of Duck Lake, Saskatchewan. The Gauthiers have been raising breed and show stock for over 17 years. Both Henry and Nicole were raised with horses and over the years their love and […] Read more