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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

Craig and Woody 
Oliver farm with their sons, Lee and Lachlan.

Meet your farming neighbours: Craig and Woody Oliver

Craig and Woody Oliver and their sons farm in Victoria, Australia

Every farm has its own story. No two farms (or farmers) are exactly alike. Everyone got started in a different way, and every farm has a different combination of family and hired staff who make the decisions and keep things running. But, in general, even after you consider all of the details, farmers are more alike than different, even when they’re on […] Read more

Seven rules of behaviour for family farm teams

Seven rules of behaviour for family farm teams

When the next generation comes home, Elaine Froese says families can set up some rules of engagement right away so everyone knows and can operate within that culture. When new people join the team, it can help to clarify expectations. “Culture is the invisible glue that holds the farm and the family together. It is […] Read more