About Us

Sustainability

We are dedicated to growing crops sustainably.  As all agriculture starts with the soil, we utilise zero tillage to minimize soil erosion and optimise soil health. We practise a robust crop rotation to limit the concentration of weeds, pests and diseases.

Fertiliser is one of the biggest costs and sources of emissions for farming. We utilise a multitude of tools including mapping, soil sampling, plant tissue testing and satellite imaging in order to determine crop need. This allows us to follow 4R nutrient guidelines and minimize fertiliser use while optimising crop yield.

Land Base

We farm a combination of owned and rented land as well as several customised contract farming agreements.

The key to integrating all this is that all land is farmed as if it is our own! This includes maintaining or improving soil nutrient levels. Optimised weed control strategies and reducing weed seed levels returned to the seed bank.

We can also leverage our scale of operation to maximize grain marketing returns while minimizing crop input costs.

Land Base

We farm a combination of owned and rented land as well as several customised contract farming agreements.

The key to integrating all this is that all land is farmed as if it is our own! This includes maintaining or improving soil nutrient levels. Optimised weed control strategies and reducing weed seed levels returned to the seed bank.

We can also leverage our scale of operation to maximise grain marketing returns while minimising crop input costs.

Traceability

We utilise cloud-based system capable of geo referenced tracking of all aspects of growing our crops. From seeds used, inputs applied, crop harvesting, grain transportation and storage as well as crop marketing.

This information can be provided to customers and business partners and enables complete transparency.

Equipment

We operate some of the most up to date and efficient equipment available in the market today, and if it isn’t available, we have the capacity to build or modify equipment to our exact requirements.

Some of the technology utilised includes variable rate, sectional control, computer-controlled seed packing pressure and optical blockage sensors on our air drills. Our combines are all computer controlled both for the machine setting and forward speed in order to maximize the quantity and quality of crop harvested while minimizing losses and cracked grains.

Just as important is the logistics required to keep everything running.  To do this we operate a fleet of our own semi-trucks as well as service trucks stocked with tools and common parts.

Once the crop is harvested it must be stored. Here we have several options including bagging in the field as well as fixed storage facilities at each of our locations.

Equipment

We operate some of the most up to date and efficient equipment available in the market today, and if it isn’t available, we have the capacity to build or modify equipment to our exact requirements.

Some of the technology utilised includes variable rate, sectional control, computer-controlled seed packing pressure and optical blockage sensors on our air drills. Our combines are all computer controlled both for the machine setting and forward speed in order to maximise the quantity and quality of crop harvested while minimising losses and cracked grains.

Just as important is the logistics required to keep everything running, to do this we operate a fleet of our own semi-trucks as well as service trucks stocked with tools and common parts.

Once the crop is harvested it must be stored. Here we have several options including bagging in the field as well as fixed storage facilities at each of our locations.

Our Team

Darrel Monette

Darrel Monette

Owner/Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Russel Monette

Russel Monette

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

russel@monettefarms.ca
Jesse Wasmuth

Jesse Wasmuth

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Claudette Tubman

Claudette Tubman

Controller

Gerry Bourgeois

Gerry Bourgeois

Director of Finance

Clay Emms

Clay Emms

Swift Current Farm Manager

clay@monettefarms.ca
Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Swift Current Farm Manager

michael@monettefarms.ca

Rod Priddell

Rod Priddell

Regina Farm Manager

rod@monettefarms.ca

Roman Dereka

Roman Dereka

Prince Albert Farm Manager

roman@monettefarms.ca

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Montana Farm Manager

mike@monettefarms.ca

Bryan Jackson

Bryan Jackson

Logistics Manager

bryan@monettefarms.ca

Trevor Anderson

Trevor Anderson

Digital Farm Manager

trevor@monettefarms.ca

Blake Voth

Blake Voth

Agrologist

blake@monettefarms.ca

Locations

Swift Current

This is where the farm started and where we are still based today. It is in a semi-arid region with corresponding low disease pressure and the ability to produce some of the highest quality durum and pulses in Canada.

The farm has a mostly dark brown soil type varying from high clay content in the north to sandier in the south with an average of 285mm of rainfall per year.

This is also the location where we grow our seed production in conjunction with NexGen Seeds.

Regina

We also farm on the Regina plains just south of the city. The soil here is very high clay content and is some of the most productive in Saskatchewan. With an average of 310mm of rain per year it has the ability to reliably produce good crops year after year.

Prince Albert

We farm just north of Prince Albert. This farm has our highest average rainfall at 327mm per year and in combination with the high organic matter black and dark grey soils has the potential to produce excellent crops of malt barley and canola.

Montana

Our farm in Montana is south west of Havre in the heart of the Golden Triangle. Like Swift Current, this is a low rain fall region with an average of 11.2 inches per year, resulting in the area having low disease pressure, and the ability to grow exceptionally high-quality crops. One difference here is the milder winter allows for the production of winter or fall seeded crops.

The main crops we grow here are winter wheat and pluses particularly large green lentils and garbanzo beans.

Arizona

Our newest addition is a certified organic farm, based west of Phoenix in Arizona. It is also home to Saguaro Seeds. This farm is in the high desert with Approx. 8 inches of rainfall per year making irrigation a necessity.

We utilize sub-surface drip irrigation to minimise evaporation and maximise water use efficiency. With its warm year round temperature, irrigation and proximity to a large urban center, this is an ideal location to produce high quality vegetables, pulses and cereal crops.

Careers

Accountant

Location:

SWIFT CURRENT

Details:

Monette Farms Ltd. is one of Western Canada’s largest grain farm operations with farm locations near Swift Current SK, Regina SK, and Prince Albert, SK.
Monette Farms Ltd. has an immediate need for an entrepreneurial CPA to join our team!

To excel in this role, you must possess in-depth knowledge of general accounting procedures with strong time management skills. You will also own strong analytical and decision-making skills with a passion to deliver exceptional results.

In addition to being an excellent communicator; command over oral and written communication skills in English, our candidate will also demonstrate keen attention to detail while meeting tight reporting deadlines.

Job Duties & Responsibility: Manage & maintain complete scope of all accounting functions
Prepare weekly cash position report
Update fixed asset schedules and amortization
Proficient with multi-currency transactions
Conduct internal checks on the accuracy of Company financial information, providing assurance that internal accounting practices adhere to regulations, and performing general ledger entries and account reconciliations.
Collaborate with internal departments to gather, analyze, and interpret relevant financial information
Entering financial data such as accruals, deferrals, reclassifications, inventory adjustments and inter-company entries on a monthly basis, as well as preparing supporting schedules and reports.
Keeping abreast of regulatory requirements and best practices
Assist Financial Controller with annual budgeting and forecasting

Wage/Salary Info:

Attractive remuneration package awaits successful candidate.

# of Positions:

1

Employment Terms:

F-T

Apply by Date:

31-Mar-2021

Requirements 

Education:

Bachelor Degree in Accounting

Experience:

4 Years

Skills:

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 – Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA) Accreditation

Application Information

How to Apply:

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your resume and references by email to hr@monettefarms.ca

Employer Name:

Monette Farms Ltd.

Contact Email:

hr@monettefarms.ca

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