Meals at the Farm visit the Vermette family farm – SteinbachOnline.com
On the fifth and final day of farm meals, we headed southwest to St. Pierre. We joined Ron Vermette and his family and brought lunch from the Mennonite Heritage Village along with other prizes from our sponsors.
RMV Farms Ltd. manages 5,500 acres of oats, wheat, soybeans, canola and corn. Vermette is part of the third generation to manage the farm. He is currently training the fourth with his son who is attending the University of Manitoba to study agriculture, hoping to take over one day.
Vermette reflects on the change in agriculture, which he was able to witness the evolution of through his father, who started in their current location.
“What I find amazing is the change,” Vermette said. “Before, it was so simple of something quite complex.”
However, there is one thing that has not changed. This is the heart and dedication of farmers. To all the farmers, thank you for all your hard work, we appreciate you! To the Vermette family, thank you for letting us visit. It was the perfect way to end this year’s farm meals!
Finally, thank you to our sponsors who made this past week possible!
McVicar Agricultural Services
Steinbach savings bank
Seine River Seeds
Farm Credit Canada
H and L motors
Marc Hutlet Seeds