Behind the Lines - February 2012

Self-reliance is part of our farming heritage in Ontario. We cleared and drained our own land, built our own barns and repaired (and in some cases fabricated) our own machinery.

For most of the last century farmland drainage in Ontario has been contracted to others however. The high cost of professional equipment (hundreds of thousands of dollars in the case of traditional drainage machinery) made it a hard purchase for a single farmer to justify.

Better Farming - February 2012