Growing Together

Specialty Grains, Oilseeds & Pulses
Region Central
Farmers Mark & Dawna

Mark and Dawna both studied agriculture at the University of Manitoba and worked in the agribusiness sector before deciding to return to their farming roots. Their passion for agriculture has rubbed off on their three boys, Kyle, Todd and Brad, who are all actively involved in farm work. They grow grains, oilseeds, and soybeans on their 4th generation family farm. They are passionate about growing soybeans because they believe in the environmental benefit of having a diverse crop rotation. Having the ability to never grow the same crop on the same field more than once every 4 years reduces weed and pest pressures, which in turn reduces their reliance on crop protection products. Soybeans are also in a class of plants called legumes. Legumes can turn nitrogen from the air into fertilizer, therefore reducing the amount of fertilizer that needs to be added to the soil.

Mark and Dawna enjoy sharing their agronomy knowledge with others through their seed and input business. They believe in the value of science-based research, and they share the results of their field scale research with their customers. This ensures they match the right crop with the right acre so that what’s planted in their area can be harvested with as much success as possible. They are a part of a community of passionate growers who aim to make responsible choices when it comes to producing crops and they are proud to feed those locally produced crops to their own family.