Paul Beingessner bio

Paul Beingessner is a third-generation grain and livestock farmer near Truax, Saskatchewan. His farm is 60 miles north of the Montana border and about 200 miles west of the border with the province of Manitoba.

He writes:
“With my wife and 10 year old son, (we have four adult
children) I run a small cow/calf (35 cows), sheep (50 ewes) and grain
operation. We grow hard red spring wheat, durum, and feed grains on 1000
acres and we have 600 acres of tame hay and pasture.

“We are converting a further 600 acres to tame grass and plan to increase
our cattle herd to 100 cows and the sheep to 200 ewes over the next few
years. Our area has a mix of straight grain farms, often 3,000 to 6,000
acres, and mixed farms – mainly cow/calf and grain. Farmers grow a lot
of dry peas, lentils, chickpeas, canola and flax, in addition to wheat and
barley.

“I have written a column about agriculture and transportation for 12
years. It is carried in about two dozen community weekly papers across
Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta, as well as a few that cover the
larger area. I write about the issues that interest me most at the
time: a mix of biotechnology, transportation, intellectual property rights, and farm
politics.

“If there is any time left over from farming and trying to keep up with
the news, we try to spend it with the most important people in our lives
– our children and extended family. (With a little hunting thrown in.)

“We are active in our church, school and community, love our animals, and
are grateful to have the opportunity to farm.”

Paul Beingessner
P.O. Box 74
Truax, Saskatchewan, Canada S0H 4A0
Ph: 306.868.4734 fax 306.868.2009