Don’t Tell Farmers How to Farm, with Jake Leguee

Published Jan 17 in North American Ag  

In this week's North American Ag Spotlight Chrissy Wozniak visits with third generation farmer Jake Leguee for a discussion about farm innovation and why top down government strategies are not as effective as producers collaborating & innovating to solve their own problems. 

Jake is from southeast Saskatchewan, Canada, where he farms with several family members, including his wife and 3 young sons. Jake is passionate about the agriculture industry and trying to share his farm's story to a broader audience to bridge the communication gap between farmers and consumers. He does this through his blog, A Year in the Life of a Farmer, along with speaking engagements and other opportunities to connect with people interested in where their food comes from. Jake is highly involved in the agriculture industry, currently serving as a director of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission and as chair of the Canadian Wheat Research Coalition. Jake participates in advisory boards for companies such as Bayer and OCP and is a member of the Global Farmer Network. 

Leguee Farms is a third-generation grain, oilseed, and special crop producer from Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. They grow canola, durum, hard red spring wheat, lentils, peas, and flax. Their vision is to build a strong and enduring business for the fourth generation on their farm. They will do that by enhancing their soils, their families, their communities, and the agriculture industry. 

 Here is a link to the charts and Jake's article that Chrissy mentions in the episode - 

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