Jake is a third-generation farmer from Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada, where he, along with several family members, grows a variety of crops. Jake and his wife, Stephanie, have three young sons.
Passionate about advocating for the agricultural industry, Jake writes regularly in his popular blog, A Year in the Life of a Farmer, and has been a speaker at several events. Jake, along with the farm’s management team, was selected as Saskatchewan’s Outstanding Young Farmer in 2023.
Jake is currently a director and is vice-chair of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, where he serves as chair of the Canadian Wheat Research Coalition. In 2019, he travelled to several countries promoting Canadian durum, speaking as the farmer representative. He is a member of Bayer’s Farmers Who SUSTAIN global advisory council, which has a goal of improving farm policy at the United Nations level. In 2017, he was invited to Des Moines, Iowa to participate in the Global Food Prize with the Global Farmer Network, which he continues to be an active participant in to this day.
Jake is optimistic about the agricultural industry and believes its future is very bright.