Honoured at Organic Connections 2008
Alfred Galarneau of Radville Saskatchewan has farmed chemical free for 30 years. In the early 1980’s he marketed his first load of grain to a premium market. Alfred began looking for reliable independent 3rd party certification that would assure his customers that his product was everything he said it was. Alfred was pivotal in forming the first Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) chapter in Western Canada to meet this need. By the late 1980's, Alfred and his family built a cleaning plant and began working with other farmers to meet the growing consumer demand. They eventually installed a full cleaning line so they were able to offer mill-ready grain. By the mid 1990's, they formed Prairie Heritage Seeds. Today the company markets grain from more than 50,000 acres, and Alfred remains an integral part of the operation.