The business Jackson Homesteader Farms Ltd. was established in 1881. We currently farm about 3,000 acres in the Strathcona County and 3,000 acres in Killam with TLJ Farming in a joint venture agreement. Most of the land is rented from developers, corporate landlords or private owners.
Our products We grow canola, IM specialty canola and NEXERA canola. We also grow commercial and pedigreed seed wheat, barley, peas and faba beans. In Killam we have tried sunchokes (Helianthus tuberosus) with some success. We have planted Radiant winter wheat for both seed and commercial grain production.
We sell our wheat and barley in bulk here at the farm, as well as through Galloway Seeds, a local seed retailer. Click here to contact us.
Methods For over two decades we have adopted minimum and zero till farming as a method of conserving soil and soil moisture. This type of farming is not without its drawbacks, but it certainly has its rewards. We presently use two seeders - a Flexicoil/ConservaPak in Killam and a New Holland here in Sherwood Park. These seeders separate the seed and fertilizer into two separate rows and have minimal impact on the soil structure compared to conventional tillage. We use three John Deere combines between Killam and Sherwood Park.