Cover Story: FARMING NORTHERN STYLE
BOTH OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES AWAIT THOSE WHO SEE THEIR FUTURE IN THE NORTH
Cheaper land is the drawing card for those who move their operations to Timiskaming, New Liskeard, Earlton and other points north. A shorter growing season and far-away markets pose challenges
by DON STONEMAN
Dave Schill and his busy farm family in Wellington County were looking for more space to farm and found it, nearly 570 kilometres to the north.
He grew up near Drayton, and his father and brothers still farm there.
His father Larry, a former wheat board director, bought 1,500 acres in Timiskaming District in 2001 and Dave, his wife Stephanie and two-year-old Emma moved to a farm near Earlton in 2004.