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King/Queen Farmer

Farming is a part of our heritage. Whether Grandma and Grandpa bought the farm 100 years ago or a first-generation farmer Q Country is looking to name one lucky farming family the King/Queen Farmers of Westman! 

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We're letting you, our listener, take over by letting you vote for your favourite King/Queen Farmer! 

  1. Until July 10 vote for your favourite family farmer.
    1. Qualifiers, make sure you call all your family and friends to vote for you
  2. Vote as many times as you want! Refresh your page and vote again. 
  3. Voting closes on July 10, 2020 at 9:00am
  4. Be listening to the Q Coffee Crew with Trent B and Leanne D on Monday, July 13 to see who will be crown King/Queen Farm and receive the grand prize 

Farm with the most votes, wins the King/Queen Farmer contest!

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Grand Prize:
  • $5,000 credit at Virden Mainline Motors 
  • $500 gift certificate at Mazer Group
  • Milwaukee 18v Electric, battery operated Grease Gun at Brandon Bearing
  • Honday 2" volumn water pump from Virden Rec & Watersports 
  • $500 gift certificate at New System Store 
  • plus prizes from Carlisle Liquid Starters, Drummonds Farm Services, H&L Motors and Core Ag Inputs

King/Queen Farm Qualifiers.

Vote for your favourite farming family of Westman! 

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Poschenrieder Farms
Don and Cathy Poschenrieder, Westbourne, MB

Our farm beginnings back in 1896 when my great grandparents came from Europe to settle on the same chunk of dirt where we live and work today.  

Clayton Farms 
Thomas Clayton, Gladstone, MB

Clayton Farms has been a generational farming operation where Thomas helped both his Dad and Grandpa in the farming life. Clayton Farms calve over 200 Charolais Cross Cows. 

DI Farms
Heather Lamy, Makinak, MB

We've been farming as a married couple for 36 years. Raising our children on the farm and giving them an all around experience to know the benefits of hard work and how to help someone in need. Farming isn't a job, it's a way of life.

The B Double Bar
Sharlene Bennie, Waskada, MB

Our family has been farming for over 100 years. 

Northern Light Simmentals 
Neil Carson, Rossburn, MB

Our family farm consists of 200 purebred cows and 1,000 acres of grain land. 

Dalzell Farm
Cory Dalzell, Baldur, MB

My wife, three sons and I love the farming life with 10 quarters of cattle and grain land. 

McCallum Farms
Murray and Heather McCallum, Brandon, MB

The farm was homesteaded in 1887 by my great grandfather, Samual Askin, when he immgrated from Eastern Canada and purchased a quarter section in the North-East Brandon area. It was told that when doing field work with the horses, my great grandfather would rest the horses at the end of the field and proceed to sharpen fence posts while the horses rested. He was recognized for the fine quality of hroses he raised. The farm has since been passed to my grandfather, Harry Askin, then to my parents and now to my wife and I. 

Bokkel Family Farm
John Bokkel, Brandon, MB

My parents moved to Manitoba in the early 1950's and bought our farm in 1995. I took over the farm at the age of 16 after my father had a terrible accident and since then we've expanded our farm to 100 cows and 2,000 acres. My son and I work together on the farm. 

Gervin Charolais
Michelle and Allan Gervin, Virden, MB

We bought our farm near Virden in 1992 and started as a small commercial beef operation. Over the years we've expanded to have purebred beef plus chicken and pigs. We've taken on more pasture and land to meet the needs of our growing herd. Our son and his wife also farm part-time adjacent to our home half section. They are invovled in the cattle operation as well as providing corrals and pasture for the purebred bulls, they have horses and a small meat goat heard. 

Hill Farms
Cheryl and Tim Hill, Lenore, MB

We moved back to Lenore in 1991 to help on the family farm. We farmed with Tim's dad, Arnold, and eventually took over the farm land with cattle and pigs. Our son Riley also loves the farm too! 

Williamson Farm
John Williamson, Brandon, MB

My great grandparents moved from Ontario and homesteaded in South-West of Brandon in the Roseland district 129 years ago, in 1891. The farm and grown from a quarter section to over 4,500 acres with 2,600 of crop land and the rest in hay and pasture land for over 300 cow calf operation. Our farm is a family operation with our oldest son farming full-time and our brother and sister working in the Ag industry. We have other relatives farming within the area that also have ties to the Williamson Heritage Farm.

Copperhead Cattle Co.
Devon Logeot, Hartney, MB

Our farm has been in the family for our 100 years. We've taken on the farm as a young farmer running a cattle operation.

R Farm
Lance and Dana Routledge, Kenton, MB

Lance convinced a city girl to move to the farm and 25 years later with 2 great kids, cows, chickens, and pigs we live happily ever after! 

VonBargen Ranch
Chet and Chantal Gamache, Grandview, MB

Two young ranchers raised on our own family farms establishing strong roots to give our daughter and our future family the childhood we were blessed with. Having horses, cattle, hay and grain land plus many pets, taught us howt o live through the ups and downs appreciating everything we have. Most importantly we have each other, our family and love spending quality time working along side one another. 

Draper Farms
Holly Draper, Lenore, MB

We bought our farm in 1978 and have been farming for over 40 years. We are privileged to work algonside our two sons. Our farm is mixed with grain and over 180 head of cattle.

Rhodes Farm
Derek Rhodes, Virden, MB

We're a family farm working together on our cattle and grain operation just west of Virden. Our entire family works together to keep up with our 1,7000 acres and 300+ cow and calf operation. 

Bonnie and Sonny Hill Farm
Bonnie Hill, Hilton, MB

Hill Heritage farm has been operating for 120 years. 

Gurr Family Farms
Kerrie Gurr, Miniota, MB

I am the fourth generation farming with my parents and brother and his wife. We raise purebred simmental and do some grain. We all work and live together to keep our farm a family operation. 

Beejo Jerseys 
Bryce and Maureen Buckley, Oak Lake, MB

Bryce's parents moved from a farm north of Brandon to operate a dairy farm South of Oak Lake in 1970. They built the farm up from an open hay field by moving some buildings from Brandon and built a new barn for milking herd of purebred jersey cattle. Bryce and I took over the dairy farm in 1976 and with our 4 children we've continued with upgrades to grow the farm to what it is today.

Kotyk Farms
McKinna Kotyk, Grandview, MB

My great grandfather moved to Grandview to farm over 80 years ago. Since then the farm has stayed in our family with my parents and uncle working on the farm. Now my brother and I are fourth generation farmers on the same land my great grandfather purchased. 

King/Queen Farmer Voting

Who is your choice for King/Queen Farmer?

Voting closes: July 10 at 9:00am

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