Elmer Laird – Organic Pioneer

Elmer Laird is an outspoken champion of organic farming. Born on a farm near Swift Current in 1924, he began farming organically in 1969, and is considered the grandfather of organic farming in Saskatchewan. His commitment played an important role in building a strong organic community in the province.

This series of videos featuring Elmer Laird, President and co-founder of the Back to the Farm Research Foundation, Canada’s first certified organic research farm hear Davidson, Saskatchewan.  Elmer is the first organic farmer to be inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame.  This series starts with his induction in August 2008 and concludes with the lessons learned from nearly 40 years of organic farming.





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