Our people

Opening the door for the next generation of agricultural leaders

This past February I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with eight young egg farmers from across the country. We sat around a boardroom table and talked about our farms, our interests, our communities and our industry. Some shared deeply personal stories about what it means to carry on their family tradition of farming. […]

Mark Siemens: I feel like it’s something that’s just a part of me

Jonathan Gauvin: What I find fascinating is that things are always changing

Glen Coburn: It’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle

Eric Simpson: I just enjoy it all

Bret Sloboshan: It’s what I grew up with

Jason Thiessen: I never met an egg farmer who complained

Blake Jennings: I couldn’t imagine doing anything else

Young farmers: the future of Canada’s agriculture sector