Hello, I’m Amanda. I am a farmer raising beef cattle in Jemseg, NB. I grew up on a fruit, vegetable, beef, woodlot, and hay farm in rural NB with my parents. I’ve been around hard workers for as long as I can remember. I feel that farming is in my blood and that I was built for this work.
After living in Alberta for 8+ years, taking a course on retail meat cutting and changes in my personal life, I knew that it was time to move back home. I was lucky to be offered my great uncle’s land which he passed over to dad who then offered it to me to be used for farming. After many years of the land not being used to its full potential, it has been a lot of hard work and money to start getting it back to working farmland.
Read more about the NFU’s work on Farm Succession Planning and Farmland.
Every morning I wake up with pride in the work that I do. I’m grateful for the hard work, sweat and tears I have put into this land and will continue to do so for decades to come. I know that what I do matters—I know how I’m raising my food and that brings me peace and meaning for my own life and the community that I help feed.
We need more farmers, education and awareness on what farming in New Brunswick can look like. We need increased support and recognition for the work that we do to feed our communities.