Sidebar 2: Alice Uher, 52, north of Blenheim (Municipality of Chatham-Kent)

Uher is a full partner with her husband, Steve, in a cash crop and lamb operation. They have three daughters and one son. Over the years, they have also been involved in hog production and are currently partnered in a 1,200-sow operation and conduct contract finishing. They own 200 acres, which includes farms formerly owned by their parents. Some of this they sharecrop, rent or operate themselves, depending on crop contract availability.

They also operate the Purina feed dealership for Chatham-Kent.

Greatest success. Her children.

Greatest challenge. As a woman, “trying to get the credibility that you think you’ve earned.”

Better Farming - May 2009