It is getting more challenging for small farms to stay economically viable
A family operation that’s also a corporation
Growing up in Fairlight, Sask., I had a love-hate relationship with our farm.
It provided a good life and great memories for our family, and I’m thankful for that. But it also felt like a monster some days. It always took priority, determined if we could or couldn’t go to the lake on summer days, and kept my dad working long hours. I remember wanting him to keep coach my hockey team — which he did until I was nine — but even in the winter, there was equipment to fix, seed and fertilizer to be purchased, and accounting to be done.
At the time the farm was 320 acres. So how did it grow to what it is today?