Emma Anger, 52 weeks of #YourFarmers
Emma grew up on Colchester Farms, her family’s grain farm just outside of the small town of Harrow, ON. Emma is the fourth generation in her family’s five generation farm, which started as a dairy and grain operation (they sold the cattle in 1996). The Anger family now grow upwards of 3,000 acres of corn, soybeans, and winter wheat. The family also operates a trucking business, hauling grain for other farmers; they also do custom harvesting and seeding for other farmers.
Emma is heavily involved in her community, and she sits on many of the local agricultural boards, including the Essex County Plowman’s Association, the Colchester South and Harrow Ag Society, and the Essex County 4-H board (to name a few). Her passion for agriculture started at a young age, whether it was riding in the combine with her grandpa, or helping staple ribbons on the grain displays at the Harrow Fair. She graduated from the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus with an Associate Diploma in Agriculture in 2016. Today, she is a customer service manager at Agris Co-Operative, where she works alongside local farmers selling grain, fertilizer, chemical and seed at their Cottam branch. In her spare time, Emma enjoys baking, canning, and sewing with her grandma, and in the winter months you can find her on the snowmobile trails of northern Ontario.