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Jill Verwey, left, with Rachael Proden, one of four children who are continuing their family’s work in agriculture. | Rosalie I. Tennison photo

The Western Producer: Commitment to ag transfers to next generation

August 23, 2023 — 

On a dairy, beef, and grain farm near Portage La Prairie, Man., the four Verwey children have always known they are part of a hard-working, politically savvy agricultural entity.

Beginning with their grandfather, Gerrard, through his four sons, including their father, Ray, the next generation, Rachael, Brice, Randi and Lindsay have agriculture in their DNA.

“Mom has totally blown me away with what she has accomplished,” says Lindsay, who proved she is her mother’s daughter with involvement in 4-H, Manitoba Junior Charolais and the University of Manitoba’s agriculture students’ organization.

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