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Video: Pioneering agriculture in Manitoba

Manitoba farmers are passionate about what they do, how they do it and who they do it for. They have great stories to tell about how the food they grow is produced in a safe, sustainable way.

For the second time, Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) was proud to work with local television cooking show Great Tastes of Manitoba and Frank Digital over the summer to produce this video featuring one of our farmer members Dean Toews. Dean lives and farms at MacGregor, Manitoba. He is married with four kids (ages 7 to 17) and farms with his semi-retired parents, two brothers and their families. They grow 4000 acres of crop including corn, sunflower, soybeans, edible beans, and wheat. The farm also does approximately 7000 acres of custom work every year, including custom planting, strip-tilling, and harvest. The farm has been in the Toews family for three generations and together, the family is in constant pursuit of bettering the land and bettering their production practices with the goal to become more efficient in producing safe food.

Through this partnership with Great Tastes of Manitoba, MCA is able to share with consumers positive stories around common agriculture production practices used in Manitoba. Sharing these messages with the public plays a very important role in creating awareness and bridging the gap between our farms and today’s consumer.

To learn more about Great Tastes of Manitoba, visit