Gene his wife Pat have farmed organically in southeastern Saskatchewan since 1990 and became certified in 1997. They certified their livestock in 2000. Like most organic livestock producers the Kesslers had difficulty marketing their production so they joined like-minded producers as part of the Saskatchewan Organic Livestock (SOL) cooperative. In 2008, SOL along with Manitoba’s MOMA Trade formed a marketing arm Clear Creek Organics. Gene was appointed executive director and later CEO to assist in the movement of organic livestock production.
Gene will give his perspective on the benefits of livestock production and some of the experiences he gained as CEO of Clear Creek Organics.