What’s your name? Ginelle Pidwerbesky.
I have been a farmer since: 2003. After graduating High School in Prince Albert, I moved out to the farm to live with my Dad and see what it was all about.
I’ve been a Farm At Hand user since: 2013. Farm at Hand helps me keep track of everything that goes on in a day. With several hired men, all performing different duties, that don’t particularly have the best record keeping skills, it’s beneficial to have a centralized database where all information is stored and easily accessed.
Where do you farm? Borden, SK – However the majority of our land is around Fielding & Speers.
What do you grow? Wheat and Canola – we like to keep it simple.
What’s one of your favourite moments when you’re out in the fields? When I am running a piece of equipment, I have a full tank of fuel, seed, fertilizer or whatever it is I’m doing, and I won’t need a fill of anything for a few hours, the two-way radio is quiet, a good song comes on my iPod, and my view is another beautiful Saskatchewan sunrise or sunset. A random moose sighting during one of these peaceful moments make it even better.
What is your biggest challenge this growing season? Weather – this and every growing season. It’s a difficult thing to cope with, when your biggest challenge is something you have no control over.
Can you share with us what you think our biggest challenge in Ag right now? Anti-science movement. Please know the facts before forming an opinion!
Do you think the way we farm and produce food will change in the next 10 years? Absolutely. More autonomy, more record keeping, more efficiencies.
If there is one thing you want the general population to know about farming, what would that be? Agriculture is fun, it’s exciting, it’s challenging, there’s always something new to learn, and there are countless opportunities in this industry that is going to be around for years to come. Don’t be scared to consider a career in Agriculture, even if you don’t come from a farming background. Wherever your passion lies, technology, grain marketing, agronomy, sales, research and development, insurance, and so on, this industry has it all!