The family farm dream: How Chris Krucker (Manorun Farm) achieved it (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP3)

In this episode, our guest from Manorun Farm in Lynden, Ontario talks about his experiences farming alongside his family over the last 25 years: moving to farmland, building a farm slowly, farming full-time, and now handing off the farm to his kids. He also shares how he weaned their kids onto farm work (and ensured they wouldn’t hate it), and how all four kids now play a role in running the farm business.

Why do farmers keep farming if they don’t make any money? (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP2)

In this episode, Antonio and Janice break down why it’s so tough for farmers nowadays to make money from farming. They share 8 big reasons why farmers are still attracted to the farm life anyway, including their own personal stories explaining why they wouldn’t trade it in for anything. They also discuss the very real challenges new farmers currently face in trying to make their farm dream a reality and how we can solve this problem.