What’s your name? Justin Korte.
I have been a farmer since: I started farming my own land in 2007 but have helped out for as long as I can remember.
I’ve been a Farm At Hand user since: 2012. Farm At Hand new dashboard is great.
Where do you farm? Our farm in located near Muenster, Saskatchewan.
What do you grow? Our farm grows wheat, barley, oats, canola, peas, and canary seed.
How did you get into farming? I remember following and riding around with my dad for hours and hours everyday in the spring and fall. I’d sit patiently, waiting for him to ask, “you wanna steer”. I think those were every farm kid’s favourite three words growing up and from then on I knew that I wanted to be a farmer. When the opportunity came up to purchase my own farm, there were no doubts that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my days.
Tell us a little bit about why you become a farmer and who you farm with. I’m a 5th generation farmer. The saying of farming being in one’s blood is definitely true in our family. It was always the only thing I ever wanted to do. The life style is full of hard work and ups and downs, but when you look back at what you’ve accomplished at the end of a hard day, the reward is that much sweeter and something you can call your own. My grandpa retired 2 years ago so I currently farm with my wife, my dad, and uncle.
What’s one of your favourite moments when you’re out in the fields? Fall is my favourite time of the year. The smell of harvest in the air at dusk cannot be beat.
What’s currently in your pockets? A 7/16 wrench, 4 barley kernels, and a .35 mig welding tip.
What’s your most important piece of equipment and why? Our sprayer is the most important piece of machinery on our farm. With the very narrow windows needed for fungicides and other chemicals to be applied, the sprayer is always on call from spring through fall. Right behind that is my cell phone. Panic quickly ensue when it isn’t in my pocket or in line of sight.
Where can we find you online? Twitter @JustinKorte1.