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Five SK Farms featured in Depth of Field: Films About Farming

Saskatchewan, Canada – Five farms in Saskatchewan’s rich agricultural landscape are featured in the documentary film series Depth of Field: Films About Farming. The film series highlights 40 farms across Canada with beautiful cinematography and farmer interviews. The five farms featured from Saskatchewan are: McCreary Land and Livestock Ltd, Prairie Garden Seeds, 4C Farms – Cowessess First Nation, Red Barn Dairy, and Penny Lane. 

The gorgeous fall foliage was on full display during October filming in Saskatchewan. The five farms captured across the province  — including ranches, grains, dairy, and seeds — highlight the skills and knowledge of diverse farmers in the prairies.said filmmakers of Depth of Field Sarah Douglas and Tamer Soliman, March Forth Creative.

McCreary Land and Livestock Ltd

McCreary Land and Livestock Ltd is owned and operated by Ian McCreary. They run a grain and livestock operation using renewable energy and significant reductions in nitrogen fertilizer.

Prairie Garden Seeds

Founded in 1986, Prairie Garden Seeds is a small, family-operated seed company based in Saskatchewan, Canada, operated by daughter-father team, Rachelle Ternier and Jim Ternier. They organically produce about 95% of the seeds offered in their seed catalog.

4C Farms – Cowessess First Nation

4C Farms is operated by Terry Lerat and two employees of Cowessess First Nation, RM of Grayson as a mixed cattle and grain operation and has Angus cows, 2,500 acres of pasture and hayland and 2,000 acres of grain land.

Red Barn Dairy

Red Barn Dairy began in 2016 and is owned and operated by Hal Jadeske using organic practices. The operation consists of 160 acres of land, a herd of 60 milking Alpine goats and a processing facility where milk is bottled, as well as a number of cheeses and yogurts are prepared, in addition to goat meat for sale at a number of retail outlets in the Saskatoon area including the Saskatoon Farmers Market.

Penny Lane

Stewart and Terry Toews, live on the original homestead of his grandparents and are the third generation to operate the family farm in southwest Saskatchewan near Swift Current. On their 3,500 acres they grow certified organic grain, alfalfa and pulse crops, and rent 1,200 acres of permanent pasture to neighbours. He has experience serving on many farm organizations, including the NFU, the Canadian Agri-food Policy Institute, the Canadian Wheat Board, and the Western Grains Research Foundation.

Stay tuned as we launch each short film over the coming months. Films will be released online and shown via local screenings by community members and other farm organizations during the winter of 2024.

To organize a local screening – use the free Community Screening Guide available at, or email Nasseem at to inquire.

Depth of Field: Films About Farming

Depth of Field is a series of short documentaries produced and presented by the National Farmers Union and March Forth Creative. The films showcase Canadian farmers and farm workers, and their sustainable farming practices on and off the land. Rotational grazing, seed saving, building healthy soils, and working for social justice– different farmers highlight their own priorities and, together, these films tell the story of farming practices that would create the local food system we all want. The National Farmers Union wants Canadian food consumers to know that buying directly from their local farmers, like the ones featured in Depth of Field, contributes to building a thriving localized food system.

National Farmers Union

The National Farmers Union is a farmer-led, democratically-directed farm organization representing Canadian farmers and farm workers, and advocating on issues of importance to us. NFU members believe that the problems facing farmers are common problems, and that farmers producing diverse products must work together to advance effective solutions. The NFU works toward economic, social, and environmental policies that promote economically- and environmentally-sustainable farms and strong farming communities.

March Forth Creative 

March Forth Creative is a renowned producer of award-winning documentaries that explore meaningful and timely topics. Their films have been screened across Canada through multiple municipalities and non-profit organizations, and internationally through distribution companies.

We thank our project partners March Forth Creative, Young Agrarians, Régénération Canada, National Farmers Union-New Brunswick, National Farmers Union-Ontario, Organic Alberta, Sustain Ontario, National Farmers Foundation, Canadian Organic Growers, Farmers’ Markets Ontario, SaskOrganics, Small Scale Meat Producers Association.

We are grateful that funding for this project has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the AgriCommunication Program. 


Read and share this media release from the NFU website.

For more information:

Nasseem Hakimian, Communications and Project Manager, NFU:, (647) 624-6278

Tamer Soliman and Sarah Douglas, Filmmakers, March Forth Creative,   (613) 794-0314

Farmer-Media Ambassadors:

Stewart Wells, Penny Lane – (306) 773-6852 

Terry from 4C Farms / Cowessess First Nation – (306) 696-7747


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Explore complete list of featured farmers: see profiles here or review full contact sheet here.

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See previous releases: Media Release 1 (Project Announcement), Media Release 2 (Featured Farmers Reveal), Media Release 3 (P.E.I), Media Release 4 (N.S.), Media Release 5 (N.B.), Media Release 6 (QC), Media Release 7 (ON), Media Release 8 (MB),

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