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FERGUSON 420006 308 Dry weather in Thunderbay either
Dry weather in Thunderbay
Last week I got an email from my Aunt from Thunderbay, with these pictures, as you can see they need some rain over there. The tractor is an JD 7610 with a Hunt manure tank. They bought the JD last winter.

Vorige week kreeg ik van mijn tante uit Thunderbay een emailtje met foto's, en zoals je kunt zien hebben ze daar wat regen nodig. De trekker is een JD 7610 met een Hunt giertank. De JD hebben ze afgelopen winter gekocht.
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another picture
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another picture
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Last picture, the tractor in the front is a JD 4840 with powershift.

Kallum an doen
Patrick
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where is thunderbay located
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Thunderbay is in Ontario, Canada.

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Patrick
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I think in Canada is many farmers from Holland. How many farmers go there every year? Is it mass occurrence? We've got here (in Poland) many Dutch farmers. They are good managers - sometimes better than polish farmers. I respect them.
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I believe not thát many farmers go overseas these days. Has been far more in the past. Quite a few Dutch canadians here on FP as I well I believe from the first and already second generation.

My boss, who works a lot on Eastern Europe, mostly Russia, ukraine, Belarus, Czech and Poland told me over half of all Polish farmers is over 50 year in age and has no one that is willing to take over their (small) farms. Is this true?

Then in 25 years Poland will look very different.
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Those dutch, you see them everywhere:-\
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I hope in 25 years Poland will be different country, simply will be richer - I hope.
To Arcane : I think it is truth. There is many barrier for young farmers:
1. As you wrote : small farm
2. increased prices of land ( from we're in EU)
3. problems with workers
I think the same barriers like in your country.
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i think your first two points are the way it is everywhere krasus
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Nice photos Patrick!

There has been a lot of immigration of European farmers (mainly dairy farmers) to North America especially in the 70's and 80's.

This was due to high farm prices and limited expansion possibilities in lots of European countries such as Holland, Switzerland, Germany etc.

Hendrick North Bay is about 320-350 km north of Toronto. (see link below)

http://geology.com/canada/ontario.shtml
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Yes Arcane, as Andy said, seems to be the same in alot of places. From the farmers that I know & deal with here, there would be alot in that early - mid 50's bracket, some in their 60's & some in their 40's but not alot of younger ones coming through.

On some of the larger properties, the son goes away to ag college then comes home to work beside his father for a few years, before taking over the place.

Some only have daughters or in some cases sons who have no interest in farming or taking over the family farm.

What will happen in these cases is anyones guess (maybe the farmer will have to work into his 70's or sell up & move into the city).
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Krasus: You are having trouble with finding people because all Polish workers move to Holland etc.. to work here?
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Well, Tas, in that case it's mayby a good idea for the farmer to have somebody working on the farm and after a vieuw years that that person is taking over the place, or marrie one of the daughters (if there are any) and take over the farm on that way. When my dad sold the farm here in Holland, he sold it to a farmer that took over the farm of his father-in-law.
I wanna emigrate to Canada in a vieuw years (well, at least trying to), and the best way for me is, to work for a farmer that only got daughters or one that doesn't have kids or just kids that are not intrested in the farm, than I got a change to take over the farm. But we will see what the future brings.

Kallum an doen
Patrick
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Well, Tas, in that case it's mayby a good idea for the farmer to have somebody working on the farm and after a vieuw years that that person is taking over the place, or marrie one of the daughters (if there are any) and take over the farm on that way. When my dad sold the farm here in Holland, he sold it to a farmer that took over the farm of his father-in-law.
I wanna emigrate to Canada in a vieuw years (well, at least trying to), and the best way for me is, to work for a farmer that only got daughters or one that doesn't have kids or just kids that are not intrested in the farm, than I got a change to take over the farm. But we will see what the future brings.

Kallum an doen
Patrick
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Arcane: Yes, it is serious problem. Not only in agriculture, but first of all in construction industry. Maybe not to Holland, rather to UK.
Patrick: Why your father sold the farm, when he knew that you want to be a farmer?
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Arcane: Yes, it is serious problem. Not only in agriculture, but first of all in construction industry. Maybe not to Holland, rather to UK.
Patrick: Why your father sold the farm, when he knew that you want to be a farmer?
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Unfortunately Patrick some of these farmers dont have daughters or not good looking ones :-D

No seriously, these people have no interest in taking farming on, as a career. Why slave away, in all sorts of weather when you can be sitting in an air conditioned office in the city on a good salary (which s the same, week in, week out).

Sad but true, my friend.
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