Family Farming Features

Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture is proud to be a leader in providing expertise and knowledge relating to agriculture, food and the environment and even more proud of our alumni and the impact they are having on a daily basis.  It is our family farmers who are quietly managing our natural resources, protecting our environment and providing food security and nutrition for us all.

We are proud to shine the spotlight on several of our outstanding alumni families from across the Maritime Provinces and how, through their passion and their farm operations, they are uniquely contributing to the success of the industry. 

Did you know...

  • 97 per cent of farms are family farms.
  • Modern farming practices keep Canadian families spending about 10 per cent of their household income on food.
  • Agriculture employs over 2.3 million Canadians on farms and in processing plants, boardrooms, laboratories and beyond.