Steve Larocque – He Lives the Dream

The following is an excerpt from an article published on (Cover Story by Clare Stanfield) in the Winter 2011 Issue.

He lives the dream

You’ve heard the expression, “like a kid in a candy shop.” Well, that’s Steve Larocque in a wheat field, or canola field, or barley field … any field really. “I love farming,” he says, the enthusiasm crystal-clear in his voice. “It’s what I was meant to do.”

How Larocque morphed from southern Ontario acreage kid into full-time prairie agronomist and grain farmer is a combination of pure fate, clear focus, hard work and an unfailing positive attitude.

Larocque is a rarity on a number of fronts: he’s a first-generation farmer, embraces big ideas and huge change, and while not necessarily welcoming adversity, doesn’t shy away from it either. He prefers to see it as an opportunity to learn, improve and grow.

This attitude has carried him far already, and will continue to be his strongest asset as he lives out his dream of being a successful farmer.

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