Aug 20: Sunnie Valley Farm Tour and Potluck, Westlock, Alberta

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 16, 2016

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Are you thinking about or in the process of starting a farm? Are you an established farmer looking to work with a young farmer? Learn about how the Sheehans at Sunnie Valley Farm have created enterprises on their farm to support the next generation of farmers. Note: This day is for aspiring, new farmers and seasoned farmers! If you are a consumer who wants to see the farm, please join us on Sunday for Open Farm Days

When: August 20th  – Farm Tour at 2:00 pm & Potluck at 5:30 pm

Where: From Westlock take Hwy 44 north to Sunniebend road. Turn left and go west. Continue on Sunniebend Road for approx. 13 km (you will cross the Sunniebend Bridge over the Pembina River) to Rge Rd 12. Turn left and go south to Twp Rd 610. Turn left and go east 1/2 km. Sunnie Valley Farm is the first farm on the north side of the road. There is a sign with our name (Sunnie Valley Farm) at the driveway. The rural address sign is 1124-TWSP 610.

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What: Tour this certified organic farm and learn about how Sunnie Valley Farms raises their organic beef cattle, pigs, chickens and grain. Spend time with Terry, Roseanna and the next generation Brenden, Gabe,Rileyat and Kelsey.  Learn about why they chose to go organic and how their farm business has worked on increasing biodiversity and created habitat for wild flora and fauna.

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About the farm: Sunnie Valley is a certified organic mixed farm owned by Terry and Roseanna Sheehan. Come learn about how they raise organic beef cattle, pigs, chicken and grain. With a declining farmer population (farmers are less than 2% of the Canadian population!), the Sheehan family has also been focused on the next generation of farmers and incorporating their children into the farming business. The Sheehans  believe in sharing their land with nature and know that it will be a sustainable enterprise for generations to come because of this. 

RSVP on the Facebook event page or email alberta@youngagrarians.org

Note: For the potluck, meat will be supplied by Sunnie Valley Farms!

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