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'Prince Farming' Chris Soules Visits Ontario Grain Farm

Friday, November 06, 2015

'Prince Farming' Chris Soules Visits Ontario Grain Farm
Photo Credit: Tim Hutchison Photography
Last month, as part of its Good in Every Grain campaign, Grain Farmers of Ontario partnered with Chris Soules. You may remember him as the charming former star of The Bachelor. He also happens to be a grain farmer. Together, they want to help Canadians be more food-aware and educate them about the origin of their food. During his first ever trip to Canada, Chris Soules visited a family-run farm in Smithville near my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. There he met with local grain farmer Daryl Haanstra to talk about the benefits of innovative technologies, the value of agriculture and the importance of generational farming.

'Prince Farming' Chris Soules Visits Ontario Grain Farm
Photo Credit: Tim Hutchison Photography
Later that day, Chris Soules accompanied members of Grain Farmers of Ontario to Toronto where they sat down to share their expert insights at a special event at Woodlot Restaurant. It was there that I was able to sit down with 'Prince Farming' in a one-on-one interview and learn about his hands-on experience at the Ontario farm.

'Prince Farming' Chris Soules Visits Ontario Grain Farm
Photo Credit: Tim Hutchison Photography
The more I spoke with Chris, the more apparent it became that he harbours a genuine interest in building awareness surrounding agriculture and dispelling misconceptions about grain farming. He credits this ability to share his passion for farming and sustainability to his newfound celebrity status. Because he takes great pride, as most farmers do, in "taking a farm and leaving it better than it was."  


Grain Farmers of Ontario released a video this week called, "'Prince Farming' Chris Soules visits an Ontario grain farm" which documents his journey and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the real world of modern agriculture. Check out the video to learn all the great ways farmers contribute to the day-to-day lives of Canadians and visit GoodinEveryGrain.ca for more behind-the-scenes with Chris Soules. And in case you are itching to ask a question about how grains are produced, you can also submit questions and get a response from a real Ontario farmer!

'Prince Farming' Chris Soules Visits Ontario Grain Farm
Photo Credit: Tim Hutchinson Photography


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19 COMMENTS

  1. I think it is great that they are doing more to promote farmers these days. They provide us with so much yet often don't get recognized for all that they day. (Judy Cowan)

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    1. It's true. How many people stop midway through a cob of corn to ask themselves how much work went behind getting it on to their plate?

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  2. Cool, interviewing him must have been a great experience for you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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    1. It was really nice chatting with him. He really knows his stuff when it comes to grain farming.

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  3. Very interesting, I can't recall anyone giving the grain farmers any thought, but they do a lot of work!!

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  4. Grain farmers are among the forgotten, They are the heart and sole that brings many foods to our table.

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  5. Farmers are the life blood of our food chain!

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    1. Agreed! The amount of work and the endless hours they put in is often taken for granted, unfortunately.

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  6. The video is really interesting!

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  7. Food awareness is very important for our generation and the health of the future generations!

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  8. Interesting Grain is so important in our diets

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  9. Not going to lie I stared more at the pictures of him the the article, he is so handsome! But grain is good. :)

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  10. It's great that we are able to focus more and more about the farmers, who work so hard to provide food for us

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  11. I liked reading this blog post it nice to see people take a interest in farming

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  12. LOVE the photo of you and Chris! I would have loved to have met him. I'm a huge grain eater. Grains are so good for you, how can you not love them? ;)

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  13. I think it's really important for people to understand the work behind growing healthy crops. There is a real science behind it.

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  14. Our food doesn't grow itself. A lot of hard work by farmers and their families makes us able to have fresh products to eat

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