I grew up on the beautiful prairie of Bigstone, Alberta on a large mixed ranch. I developed an appreciation for water and trees because both were in short supply. Liesl was raised on an acreage in Prince George, British Columbia where from an early age she aspired (her parents were likely hoping it would pass) to marry a rancher. We met when we were studying at Briercrest College in Saskatchewan and married soon after. After I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree and Liesl with a Masters in Human Resources, we moved to Red Deer, Alberta. I owned a construction company for several years, completing renovations and several homes which we lived in and then sold. After the birth of Lucy, we both felt a ranch was the best place to raise our children.
We worked for a few years in partnership with my parents, Darcy and Linda Lockhart, moving to our present ranch in 2010. Soon afterward, we had the opportunity to purchase the ranch from my parents and surrounding neighbours. It is still incredible that of all the places we could have ranched, we arrived in one with a strong sense of community, many young families and a great support network of progressively minded ranch producers. We are living our dream of raising our kids on a ranch while caring for the land that is the source of our wealth. It is a paradise of grass, sunshine, and water. As a friend says, 'Life is good and it is only going to get better!'
Agriculture is a very difficult business to enter. Our parents, Marvin and Shirley Barg and Darcy and Linda Lockhart have helped make this venture possible. Thanks for your trust and support! It never ceases to amaze me the great people we encounter in agriculture!