Russell Farm 2Century Family Farm Award Many family farms are passed down through generations. The Information Services Corporation (ISC), recognizes families who have kept and maintained the same farm land for over 100 years. Over 180 families received the Century Family Farm Award, one of which being the Russel Farm. The farm, which is now called Jadoway Farms Inc., is located in the Rosetown area.

Lexie Adamson (Russell) is one of the current operators of the farm, along with her brother, Lance, and parents, Don and Marian.

Lexie talked about the rich history the family has on that plot of land, "My great grandpa, James Russel, came over from Scotland in 1909. It took him until 1917 to purchase his first quarter of land."

 "Him and his wife, Margaret, they had four kids. The oldest was my Grandpa, who again was James Russel. My grandpa had three brother, Jack, Frank and Ken. My Great-Uncle Jack and my Grandpa James both went to neighboring farms and started their own farms with their wives and children. Uncle Ken stayed on the main yard with Great-Grandpa. The fourth brother, Uncle Frank, went off to World War II and didn't come home."

The farm started out as just the quarter of land, with both livestock and grain operations. Now the farm is strictly just grain.

Russell's have expanded their operations through the years. Lexie said the farm has seen a lot of development, both technologically and in size, "The Russell family has always been interested in new technology and farming methods. We've just continued to with that tradition to grow to the size we are at now."

Lexie mentioned that the Russell families' history is tied to the land, "There's quite a few Russell families in the area. We all farm right beside each other so there is a lot of history out here."

Russell Farm 1

"It was a beautiful presentation." Lexie said while talking about receiving the award, "They had certificates for all of us, and a copy of the land title, the original land title. It's incredible to see the history. We're very lucky because we have lots of documents saved over the years."

Don Russell was the one who originally applied for the Century Family Farm Award. Lexie said that he wanted to make sure the family got recognized for Great-Grandpa Russell's hard work. "I think the best part is knowing that it stayed in the family. There's a lot of pride it's still in the family."

 

All of this year's winners:

Century Family Farm Award 2017 Recipients

Read about another farm who received the award:

Milden's Bailey Family Farm Receives Century Family Farm Award

Appleby Family Farm Recognized for 100 Years of Operation

Ag News

Innovation Award Winners announced at Farm Progress Show

Yesterday during the opening ceremonies of the 40th-annual Farm Progress Show in Regina, they announced this year’s Innovation Award Winners. 2017 Gold Innovation Award Winners were Setter…

Seed Master Welcomes Delegates to Buyers Symposium

Seed Master opened it’s doors yesterday to a number of International Delegates. Seventy-five international delegates took part in a Buyers Symposium which featured tours of livestock and grain farms…

"Strong economic opportunity" at Canada's Farm Progress Show

Canada’s Farm Progress Show opens to the public today and is expected to attract over 40 thousand visitors over the next 3 days. The show is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Agriculture…

Native Prairie Appreciation Week in Saskatchewan

This week is Native Prairie Appreciation Week in Saskatchewan. It’s a celebration dedicated to raising awareness of our grassland ecosystem in the province. A number of activities and field tours are…

40th edition of Canada’s Farm Progress Show begins tomorrow

Regina’s Evraz Place is being turned into a Machinery Mall as they get set for Canada’s Farm Progress Show. The annual event begins tomorrow and celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Show hours…

Alfalfa Weevils causing some serious damage to some crops

Producers are being advised to keep a lookout for any problems with Alfalfa Weevils. Lorne Klein is a Regional Forage Specialist and says he’s been hearing reports of significant weevil populations…

Producers Start on Spraying

Last weeks rain was a welcome sight for most producers in West Central Saskatchewan as seeding progress wraps up around the province. John Ippolito, Regional Crop Specialist out of Kindersley said…

Saskatchewan Pastures Program plan released

The Ministry of Agriculture has released its plan for the wind down of the Saskatchewan Pastures Program. The Saskatchewan Pastures Program consists of approximately 780,000 acres located at 50 sites…

Farmers encouraged to wear plaid for dad

Leading up to Father’s Day the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association are encouraging all producers and colleagues to wear plaid on Friday (June 16) to help raise funds and awareness for prostate…
Russell Farm 2

Russel Farm Receives Century Family Farm Award

Century Family Farm Award Many family farms are passed down through generations. The Information Services Corporation (ISC), recognizes families who have kept and maintained the same farm land for…

Gladmar ranchers win Environmental Stewardship Award for 2017

The Environmental Stewardship Award for 2017 was handed out during the Saskatchewan Stock Grower’s Banquet last night in Moose Jaw. This year’s award winners are Mark and Laura Hoimyr Box H Land and…

99% of Seeding Complete

Provincial Progress According to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report for June 6th - 12th, the province now has 99% of the 2017 crop in the ground. Producers are ahead of the five year…

Wet weather a welcome sight for farmers

Scattered showers are providing some much needed moisture for drier areas in the Southern part of the province. Farmers have been looking for rain to help crops emerge and develop. Rainfall amounts…

Monarch Multiple 4-H Achievement Day

The Monarch Multiple 4-H Club came together this past Sunday for their Achievement Day. The event was held at the Biggar Recreational Valley or Rodeo Grounds. Lisa Haynes, General Leader of the club,…

Appleby Family Farm Recognized for 100 Years of Operation

Farming is what made Saskatchewan the province it is now. Many farms were established in the homesteader days and passed down through generations. The Information Services Corporation (ISC),…

Saskatchewan Stock Growers AGM underway in Moose Jaw

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers are gathering at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw for their AGM and Convention. The event started Sunday with a tour of the new JGL Assembly Yard while the group will hear a…

Water quality meeting sheds some light on the important of testing water sources

Producers taking part in a water quality meeting in Leader on Friday heard more about the importance of testing their water sources. Regional Livestock Specialist Colby Elford says one of the things…

Seeding Operations Nearing Completion

Provincial Progress According to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report, the province is nearing the end of seeding operations. 94% of crop is now in the ground, which is slightly ahead of the…

Milden's Bailey Family Farm Receives Century Farm Family Award

The Bailey family farm south of Milden will be one of the families to receive the Century Family Farm award from the Information Services Corporation (ICS) this year. The award recognizes families…

Flea Beetles Causing Little to No Damage

Due to a slightly later seeding season, flea beetles were on the rise. Flea beetles and cutworms have been reported in canola and some fields. Flea beetles feed on canola crops and eat the cotyledon,…

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Kindersley Tuesday Ladies Golf

16 May 2017 6:00 pm - 05 September 2017 6:00 pm

Kindersley Golf Course





Eston Riverside Golf Course-Women's Night-Tuesday's

30 May 2017 6:00 pm - 29 August 2017 6:00 pm

Eston Riverside Golf Club, Eston





Rosetown Golf Course-Ladies night-Tuesday's

30 May 2017 6:00 pm - 29 August 2017 6:00 pm

Rosetown Golf Course, Rosetown





Leader River Ridge Golf Course-Ladies Golf Tuesday's

30 May 2017 6:00 pm - 29 August 2017 6:00 pm

Leader River Ridge Golf Course, Leader





Kerrobert Golf Course-Ladies Golf-Tuesday's

30 May 2017 6:15 pm - 29 July 2017 6:15 pm

Kerrobert Golf Course





Eston Riverside Golf Course-Men's Night-Wednesday's

31 May 2017 6:00 pm - 30 August 2017 6:00 pm

Eston Riverside Golf Club, Eston





Kindersley Men's Golf-Wednesday's

31 May 2017 6:00 pm - 30 August 2017 6:00 pm

Kindersley Golf Course





Login