A few wild oats - a troublesome weed in western Canada - poke up within a field of ripened wheat. In 2015, Saskatchewan wheat exports reached $4.2 B, a 141% increase over the past 10 years.
Wilbar Farms was established in 1924 by John and Mary Willms, who immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine and purchased land near Dundurn, Saskatchewan. The farm has always been a mixed operation of grain with a commercial herd of Hereford, then Angus cattle. Today, Dan and Bonnie Willms operate the grain side of this family farm. The farm has a land base of 10,000 acres of which 7,000 acres is cultivated and 3,000 acres is hay and pasture. The crop rotation includes cereals, oilseeds and pulses.