To sustainably and efficiently produce agricultural commodities while maximizing returns and creating a positive work environment.
To grow the Dowdeswell endeavor that was started by our forefathers in 1909.
OUR HISTORY + WHERE WE ARE GOING
In 1907, John (Jack) Dowdeswell immigrated to Canada from the Cottswold Hills near the village of Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, England to Abernethy, Saskatchewan. A year later Jack’s brother William (Bill) along with their widowed mother, Emma Holmes immigrated to Canada when they all moved to the Pennant district to take up their homesteads located at NE 9-18-17 W3rd and NW 9-18-17 W3rd respectively in 1909.
Jack’s marriage to Mary Krug in 1911 culminated a relationship from their days in Abernethy. They settled down on the homestead to enjoy prairie life and raised a family of four – John Leslie (Les) born in 1912, Harold born in 1914 but died in 1922 of pneumonia, Norman Whitford born in 1916 and Shirley born in 1931.
Jack and Mary farmed with their sons Les (Beryl Shaw) and Norman (Jean Culham) until 1952 when they retired to Regina. Les and Norm continued to farm together, having Les’ son Donald (Don) start farming with them in the early sixty’s. They all harvested together until 1967. The whole family was involved – Les, Norman and Don operating combines with Beryl and Jean hauling grain and providing meals.
Don now farms today with his two sons, Keaton and Riley who are continuing to expand the farm growing pedigreed seed and operate the seed cleaning business.