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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

Ruth and Steven Mansell’s farm, Emerald Downs, is near the ocean in Western Australia. They have four daughters.

Meet your farming neighbours: Ruth and Stephen Mansell

Ruth and Stephen Mansell's grain farm is 30 km from the southern coast of Western 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 the details, farmers are more alike […] Read more


Will and Cindy Lowe farm near Kyle, Saskatchewan. These are their four children.

Meet your farming neighbours: The Lowes

Meet Will and Cindy Lowe from Kyle, Saskatchewan

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 […] Read more

Ivan Dueck’s grandfather, age 88, took a ride with Ivan to deliver apples. Ivan’s grandfather started the first apple orchard in the area.

Meet your farming neighbours: Ivan Dueck and his brothers

Ivan Dueck and his brothers farm in Namiquipa, Mexico

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 […] 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

The Rimmer family moved from Britain to Canada in 2009. They enjoy spending time together as a family.

Meet your farming neighbours: David and Sharon Rimmer

After relocating from Britain, the Rimmers have found a new family home in Manitoba

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 […] Read more


The Marshalls keep dairy, 
beef and sheep, which are partially fed with 45 acres of hay.

Meet your farming neighbours: Thomas Marshall

Thomas Marshall and his brother run a mixed farm in Northern Ireland

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 […] Read more

Aaron and Aynsley Williams, their eight-year old twin boys, Sawyer and Sterling, five-year-old Sahen and three-year old Sloan live and farm near Macrorie, Saskatchewan.

Meet your farming neighbours: Aaron and Aynsley Williams

Aaron and Aynsley Williams farm in west-central Saskatchewan

Every farm has its own story. No two farms (or farmers) are exactly alike. Where do you farm? Aaron and Aynsley Williams farm east of Macrorie, Sask., toward Diefenbaker Lake dam. They have four children including eight-year-old twin boys, Sawyer and Sterling, five-year-old Sahen and their daughter Sloan, who is three. Who do you farm […] Read more


Berith, Jonas Karl and Bernd Klänhammer.

Meet your farming neighbours: Bernd Klänhammer

Bernd Klänhammer’s 200-year old family farm was lost in the 50s, then regained

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 […] Read more

Markus Stamm and his son, Simon, farm near Switzerland’s border with Germany, on the edge of the Black Forest. Harvest is their favourite time of year.

Meet your farming neighbours: Markus Stamm

Meet Markus Stamm. He may not live nearby, but his story is a lot like yours

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 […] Read more