A Reflection on the Importance of Our Team at Aberhart Farms

Last month we did a lot of reflecting on the importance of surrounding yourself with an amazing team.

At Aberhart Farms, we work to embrace and nurture exceptional talent by actively living one of our core values: Surround Yourself with Amazing People. This extends not only to our team members but also to our advisors and partners. We believe that amazing people are those who embody an abundance mindset, are always eager to learn and grow, and work tirelessly for the greater good – they’re the individuals described as wonderful by those who know them best.

To celebrate and honor these outstanding individuals, we host yearly awards within our team. These awards aren’t about singling out individuals but rather about celebrating those who exemplify our core values, whether it’s making significant improvements to our operation, being the unsung hero, or simply standing out for their dedication and commitment.

As much as we cherish working with amazing people, we also understand that change is inevitable. Recently, we said farewell to a valued team member, Hent Louw, who’s moving on to pursue a new opportunity with John Deere. While we’ll miss him dearly, we’re excited to see him follow his passion and embark on this new journey. His departure also opens doors for others to join our team and contribute their talents.

Moreover, we’re incredibly grateful for the support of our partners and advisors who play a vital role in our success. Their unwavering support makes our journey smoother and more enjoyable.

Looking ahead, we’re thrilled to welcome new team members, including individuals from overseas and interns who are eager to learn alongside us. Their diverse experiences and perspectives will undoubtedly enrich our operations and contribute to our continued growth and innovation.

As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring and another year of farming ahead, we’re filled with excitement and optimism. Together, with our amazing team and partners, we’re ready to tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, making memories and growing together every step of the way.

Here’s to another year of learning, collaboration, and making a difference with amazing people by our side.

Cheers to the journey ahead!

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by Dan Aberhart

In the ag industry, there is a monumental task ahead of us.

That is to educate, inform, and inspire the youth of today to not only advocate, but become the innovators of the future.

Sara Shymko, Executive Director of Ag in the Classroom Saskatchewan would love to reach all the kids out there with the message of what modern agriculture is all about, and let them know there is a place for anyone who aspires to be a part of growing the future.

“Our approach to agriculture in the classroom has been on a direct to teacher basis, because that’s the only way that we can ensure that it’ll get into the classroom. When we have 13,000 teachers in the province, I know that we are not reaching all of those teachers. We’re probably reaching maybe 2 or 3 thousand of those teachers. When you consider all of the students that don’t have agriculture brought into the classroom, partially because it’s not in the curriculum, the other reality is we are tapped out. We can’t even meet the demands that we have right now for all of our resources and programs. We just don’t have the resources to do that. So, if every single grade four teacher and grade ten teacher were to come to us and want to bring agriculture into the classroom, we would be hard pressed to meet that demand.”

The good news is that demand is increasing for understanding. People care more and more about where their food comes from.

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