Agriculture

The roots of Standard Nutrition Company date back to 1886, when veterinarian F.E. Sanborn first began approaching American family farmers,...

Since 1953, Brussels Livestock has been one of Ontario’s largest and most trusted livestock auction houses. For over 60 years, Brussels has been...

Founded in 2007 by the Agresti family, the family-owned and –operated enterprise grows, packs and ships a wide range of root vegetables to customers throughout North and South America, the...

Since 1989, Absorbent Products Ltd. has been Canada’s exclusive producer of diatomaceous earth (DE), a naturally occurring sedimentary rock...

In Manitoba, the Swan Valley Consumer Cooperative Ltd. is celebrating 75 successful years in business, offering the products and services that help build, feed and fuel individuals and rural...

Coppola Farms Inc. is a grower and shipper of top-quality greenhouse-grown tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers in Kingsville,...

As the agricultural industry changes rapidly, sometimes the structure of a business no longer holds up. In Abbotsford, British Columbia, one business is making a strong recovery after a dramatic...

Since 1890, Jamesway Incubator Company Inc. has been designing and manufacturing quality, efficient incubation systems and hatchery equipment...

Since 1965, Dominion Farm Produce Ltd. has been processing, packing, storing and shipping fresh root vegetables in Bradford, Ontario. The...

Incorporated in 1964, Driediger Farms Ltd. has been producing and distributing fresh, and now frozen, strawberries...

A growing worldwide need for food, along with changes in consumer demand, research initiatives, and technological advances are a few of the issues the agriculture industry faces in the 21st...

In Masset, on the north shore, and Skidegate on the south shore of the islands of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, ...

Based in Delta, British Columbia, Delta View Farms Ltd. is one of the region’s most reputable greenhouse-tomato growers. Situated on 18 acres, Delta View Farms produces a range of tomato varieties...

From apples to carrots, lettuce to beets, rutabaga to potatoes, a variety of vegetables and so much more, Western Harvest Gardens (Western...

In agriculture, growers know there is power in numbers. Cooperatives such as Groupe Vegco based in Sherrington, Quebec, help...

Boviteq has been a strong partner in the bovine genetics field since 1986. The technologically oriented firm is a leader in Canada and...

Years before Farmers Edge officially incorporated in 2005, the Winnipeg-based precision agronomy company has been leading...

On Wilson Street in the small town of Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, Birch Hills Cooperative Association Ltd. has been an integral part of the close-knit community for the last 74 years. Established...

In 2004, Blaine Welsh cofounded Agro Guys Inc. in Galahad, Alberta. A locally-owned and operated business, Agro Guys is an...

Sea Crest Fisheries Ltd. has been doing business in Nova Scotia since 1983. Specializing in quality animal food for mink farmers throughout Nova Scotia the company has seen steady growth and...

Now a fully employee-owned company, Canadian Exotic Grains began as G.H. Schweitzer Enterprises Ltd. in 1981. Gary Schweitzer...

Canada has developed a multibillion-dollar pulse industry which has increased year-over-year in the last decade. Saskatchewan is at the heart of this industry, home to the majority of pulse...

Ontario is home to a vast expanse of farmland, so it’s no coincidence that according to the 2011 census of agriculture, the province is also home to more than 50,000 farms. While there are still...

Over the course of the last century, the agricultural equipment industry has become an increasingly consolidated market, saturated by worldwide brands. Equipment manufacturing is now a...

Canada produces a significant portion of the world’s grains and legumes and Agrocorp Canada facilitates a large percentage of those exports. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, the firm...

For 67 years and through four generations, Blair’s Family of Companies has been building, sustaining and protecting the...

In the global food industry, W.A. Grain & Pulse Solutions (W.A. Grain) is accelerating at a rapid rate in the pulse market –lentils, peas and fava beans- a relatively new sector when the...

Prince Edward Island’s rich, red soil is well suited for growing potatoes –something Monaghan Farms Ltd. has been doing for six...

Not all feed is created equal –that’s what the animal nutrition experts think at Alberta-based Hi-Pro Feeds LP (Hi-Pro). The company’s roots trace back nearly 73 years in both the U.S. and...

Technology Crops International LLC (TCI) is a premier supplier of identity preserved, specialty crop derived ingredients and oils used in functional food, pharmaceuticals, lubricants, plastics,...

Select Sires GenerVations Inc. (SSG) is one of the fastest growing cattle semen companies in the Canadian industry. Based out of Ontario, the amalgamation of two major AI companies formed an ...

Jeff Nielsen and Jeff Pascoe established Nutri-Source Inc. (NSI) in 2005 with the goal of building a strong feed supply chain for regional dairy farmers. “We were both working for a larger feed...

Greenstar Plant Products Inc. (Greenstar) has been in business since 1998, when the original founders established a lawn and garden supply distribution center in British Columbia. In 2008, the...

When Cao Chun Hua came to Canada from the Jilin Province in China, he could barely read, write or speak English, but he had a vision. “In August 1988 on a government-sponsored exchange program, I...

In a world where most transactions are completed electronically, there are still a few businesses that run on a face-to-face conversation and the simplicity of a handshake, one of which is...

Known as a “City in the Country,” Abbotsford, British Columbia, is one of the main agricultural hubs of western Canada. In this region, nestled on the flatlands of the Sumas Prairie between the...

GenerVations Inc. (GenerVations), an innovative privately owned artificial insemination (A.I) company, is taking advantage of global opportunities in a growing industry. The Ontario-based company...

Spiraling toward a centennial anniversary, Thompsons Ltd (Thompsons) has continued to improve the agricultural services and supplies industry since its founding in 1924. Specifically, Thompsons...

Planting seeds, mixing fertilizer, sweeping floors, shaking hands and writing orders: that’s how an infectious love for the produce business started for Martin, Peter, John, Albert and Jack Streef...

Speerville Flour Milling Co-Operative Ltd. (SFM) began in 1982 with the belief that every community should have a local flour mill, as was historically the case. Forty years ago, the mill was a...

The saying, “Our business is growing,” belongs to G-Mac’s AgTeam Inc. (G-Mac’s), and the company holds true to its motto. Since its founding in 2000, G-Mac’s has grown from three small locations...

Interlake Cattlemen’s Cooperative Association Ltd. (ICCA) started in 1956, when 10 local cattle producers in central Manitoba came together to work toward improving the market. One year later, the...

Rancher-owned and –operated BC Livestock Producers Co-Operative Association (BC Livestock) oversees four stockyards throughout British Columbia. With locations in Kamloops, Williams Lake, Okanagan...

Early’s Farm & Garden Centre (Early’s) is one of the oldest businesses in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. “My grandfather started the business in 1907,” says Spencer A. Early, president of Early’s,...

After working in the agriculture industry...

If ambition and confidence were commodities, one could safely assume that Greg Appleyard, president of Cattleland Feedyards Ltd. (Cattleland), possessed a surplus. Although he’s still in his mid-...

A local ESSO dealer and farmer founded Emerge Ag Solutions (Emerge) in 1980 originally as Eston Farm Chemicals Ltd. (EFC). Today the growing business offers products and services to assist...

One Earth Farms Corp. (OEF) was formed in 2009 to represent a new model for North American farms. A partnership between the private sector and First Nations, OEF is committed to mutually...

John Tracey and his brother, Tom, have a long history in the dairy business. Their family owns Tracey Dairy in Renfrew, Ontario, where the brothers gained their background in the milk products...

JemD Farms (JemD) is a North American supplier of fresh, quality produce that has carved out a distinctive niche in the growers market. The business – which is headquartered in Leamington, Ontario...

Eaton Farm Bureau Cooperative (EFB) has been providing local farmers with a wide range of storage and marketing resources since 1947. EFB operates out of a single location in Charlotte, Mich.,...

Conestogo Agri Systems Inc. (CAS) has gone though a winding path of name changes and mergers to become the successful multi-million dollar company it is today, but at the center there is and...

James E. Johnson established The Norfolk Fruit Growers Association (NFGA) in March 1906 with the cooperation of 17 charter members. The group envisioned a cooperative operation, combining the...

David Lee Kwen has been in the specialty produce business for 27 years. “After I graduated from university [with a degree in cellular biology], I did a little work on mushroom culturing,” he...

Apple lovers around the world have been enjoying the Knight family’s Big A brand fruit for over 100 years. Based out of Ontario, Knight’s Appleden Fruit Ltd. (Appleden) operates a state-of-the-art...

Doug Pearce, current president of Pier-C Produce Inc., co-founded the company after his family’s business, K&M Produce Distributors Inc., changed ownership. Pearce began his career at age 15,...

John Rupert Szawlowski founded Szawlowski Potato Farms Inc. (SWAZ) in 1910. Though the farm is now the largest in New England, it continues to be owned and operated by the Szawlowski family. The...

It’s not easy competing in the global forage market, but Green Prairie International Inc. (Green Prairie) is in the business of finding innovative and increasingly efficient ways to supply quality...

Food itself isn’t an option. There are plenty of options, though, when choosing the kind of food to feed a family. Beretta Organic Farms provides a number of good choices.

The family-owned...

Early’s Farm & Garden Centre (Early’s) is one of the oldest businesses in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. “My grandfather started the business in 1907,” says Spencer A. Early, president of Early’s,...

Tom and Carol Chudleigh took over the family apple farm over 40 years ago, helping to cement the reputation of Chudleigh’s Apple Farm Ltd. (Chudleigh’s) as a cornerstone of the local business...

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