You Grow, Girl!: Haley Ostberg

by Mollie Wulff
Sep 13, 2017 4:35 PM ET
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Editor’s note: This is the second post in a series highlighting female farmers around the globe – from the northern reaches of Canada, to the heartland of the U.S., to the western coast of Africa, to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series aims to amplify the voice of female farmers who play vital roles in helping farms thrive. These amazing women nurture their families and fields. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming. We hope that you enjoy their stories as much as we have enjoyed unearthing them.

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Much of the oat crop that General Mills buys from farmers for Cheerios and Nature Valley is grown in the fertile regions of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

We recently spent time with Haley Ostberg from Terra Trigo Inc., a grain farm in Dominion City, Manitoba.

Haley and her brother Brett are fifth generation farmers who cultivate 3,600 acres of oats, wheat, canola and soybeans.

Haley recently graduated from the University of Manitoba-Winnipeg with her agriculture degree, so this year marks her first full-time year on the farm.

She talks about her call to farm, gender equality in agriculture and what she believes can educate consumers about modern day farming, in this audio interview.

To learn more about General Mills, see our 2017 Global Responsibility Report and other You Grow, Girl! stories on the A Taste of General Mills blog.