Farm name:

Neveridle Farms Ltd.

Location:

Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

Grower(s):

Rod, Diana & Ike Lanier

History of your farm:

Neveridle was settled in 1909 some 114 years ago by Rod's grandfather who immigrated north from Kentucky, USA. Over the past 30 years, Neveridle Farms has been refining its' no-tillage operations and is proud to be one of Southern Alberta's "older" no-tillage operators.  An assortment of pulses, oilseeds, and wheat varieties have been grown over the years with the newest additions of hemp, safflower and fenugreek being the most innovative.  Using different crop varieties and rotations optimize soil health and soil biodiversity so with Mother Nature's help a high-quality product can be produced.

Why are you involved with Shepherds?

Shepherds Grain establishes a connection between the consumer and the farmer. We are proud of our farming practices and the quality of the crop we produce.  Connecting with Shepherds Grain allows us to tell our story and for the consumer to connect with the source of their food.

Why do you think direct seeding is important to the future of agriculture:

Direct seeding is important for sustainable agriculture.  It encourages moisture retention, soil biodiversity and erosion control.  As an added bonus it provides an ecosystem where wildlife prosper and call home.

Why do you think it is important to establish a relationship with Shepherds grain:

Agriculture is an all consuming job as the farmer focuses on Mother Nature and also tries to keep on top of the marketplace and trends.  Establishing a connection with Shepherds Grain reminds us for whom we are growing food and it also keeps us informed of what the consumer values.