Alltech Canada wants to recognize the farmers, producers, and ranchers who are putting the power of agriculture to work to produce nutritious food while preserving our natural resources and creating a Planet of Plenty.
Brett and Jillian Byers, along with their young family of four children, manage a 400 head cow-calf herd in Blue Ridge, Alberta. They raise beef for butcher year-round, as well as pastured poultry and pigs from spring to fall, as their products are sold through their Farm Store located on the ranch. As a young expanding family, they have been growing their dream of producing delicious, local, healthy food. Their farming roots stem back many generations and have created a mentality that respects the animals, the land, and the health-conscious consumer’s desired for home-raised meats. Blue Ridge Farms is based on the notion that dedication and attention to detail lead to a quality product. They are active members of their community and innovators of a growing business in the agri-food industry. Their family works together to regenerate the land with the goal that it will sustain many future generations to come.
To read more about the Blue Ridge Farm story, check out our blog post here.
The principle of production at Ferme Robec is to produce milk in the most economical and ecological way possible. Self-sufficiency is the foundation of the concept that Yvan and Sebastien Robert utilize for feeding their 86-cow herd and growing crops on 1650 acres of farmland. Founded in 1920, Sebastien is the fifth generation of the Robert family to farm this land. Their goal is to produce the maximum amount of inputs on the farm to feed the herd, while maintaining a high level of productivity and allowing long-term development of the farm's land and resources. They have implemented an agro-environmental fertilization plan and utilize a variety of technologies with the goal to reduce the carbon footprint of the farm as much as possible.
To read more about the Ferme Robec story, check out our blog post here.
Andrea Stroeve-Sawa and Shipwheel Cattle Feeders Ltd. are winners of the Alltech Canada Planet of Plenty™ award, which recognizes farmers, producers and ranchers who are harnessing the power of agriculture to create a Planet of Plenty™. To read more inspiring stories and learn more about Alltech’s vision of Working Together for a Planet of Plenty™, visit planetofplenty.com.
Burnbrae Farms is a winner of the Alltech Canada Planet of Plenty™ award, which recognizes farmers, producers and ranchers who are harnessing the power of agriculture to create a Planet of Plenty™. To read more inspiring stories and learn more about Alltech’s vision of Working Together for a Planet of Plenty™, visit planetofplenty.com.
Sharing a Planet of Plenty™
The moment is now for Canadian agriculture to unify and work towards a vision of promise, possibility, and positivity for the future. We all have a role to play in sustainability’s story.
What are you doing to make a Planet of Plenty possible? Tell us your story. Submissions can by featured in videos, blog posts, podcasts, and on social channels.
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|Science||The entrant uses science-based solutions for food production in Canada.|
|The entrant is innovative (has adopted a new technology, business model or management practice).|
|Sustainability||The entrant's work is sustainable, and resources are responsibly managed to create a world of abundance for future generations. (Example: Nominee's operation has environmental accreditations).|
|The nominee's work contributes to the forwarding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).|
|Storytelling||The entrant is a thought leader and their work elevates the agri-food sector and benefits the Canadian agriculture industry.|
|The entrant is collaborative or helps to develop a thriving community.|
|The entrant helps to share their farming/ranching/producer story as an "ag-vocate."|
At Alltech, we are Working Together for a Planet of Plenty™. A planet where science-based solutions help ensure sustainable food production for the global population. A planet where agriculture’s story is central to the development of thriving communities and ecosystems. A planet where, through collaboration and innovation, we can create a world of abundance for future generations.
We believe agriculture has the greatest potential to shape the future of our planet, and the original stewards of the land could be the very ones to save it.