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Feb 7, 2020

In this episode we sit down with Lynn Thacker of LTAC Farms, a specialty crop producer from Bow Island, Alberta

In this episode, we talk about: 

  • Lynn’s business partner and wife Ute Thacker’s impact and role as such an integral part of their operation
  • The evolution of pivot irrigation and how that allowed their farm to grow more innovative crops
  • The Canadian Wheat board’s monopoly and how it forced farmers to diversify into other crops to avoid their stifling regulation
  • Lynn’s dad George encouraged Lynn and his brothers to experiment and take some creative chances over the years
  • Specialty crops demand quality
  • Research about the negative effects of fossil fuels impact on climate change needs to be scrutinized and verified against it’s source
  • Science isn’t done through consensus, many of the world’s best scientist’s like Albert Einstein had consensus against them in the past

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