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

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. We grow canola, durum, hard red spring wheat, lentils, peas, and flax. Our vision is to build a strong and enduring business for the fourth generation on our farm. We will do that by enhancing our soils, our families, our communities, and the agriculture industry.

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

Learn more about Jake at North American Ag is devoted to highlighting the people & companies in agriculture who impact our industry and help feed the world. Subscribe at

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