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On Demand: Reaching Net Zero by 2050

Korb will discuss the Dairy Farmers of Canada goal of reaching net zero by 2050 and the projects he has been working on to help achieve it.

Korb Whale along with his wife Kelly and Korb’s parents, Bruce and Deborah, farm in Wellington County in Ontario. Korb is the 7th generation to farm where his ancestors from England settled in 1845. They currently milk 160 cows with an external rotary parlour on 475 acres at Clovermead Farms. They produce all their own feed and cash crop any surplus. In 2014, they were the winners of the DFC Sustainability Award for their efforts over three generations to meet the three pillars of sustainability.  The environment, financial and community all factor strongly in this farm’s success. Recently, the Whales have begun producing Ice Cream at Mapleton’s Organic in Teviotdale. This farm is an organic dairy, milking 60 cows on robots, an ice cream plant, a store and an agri-tourism business.

Korb is a member of DFC and DFO sustainability committees, a board member of Lactanet and DFC, a member of the North Wellington CPF (Canadian Parents for French) Chapter; a lifetime member of the Highland Rugby club; a director for Cornerstone Renewables Inc., a soccer coach and was a delegate with Gaylea Foods for 8 years. He enjoys travelling and playing hockey in his spare time and loves nothing more than playing the guitar and singing around the campfire with his family and friends.

Korb graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Civil Engineering, and after graduation spent a year working for Environment Canada at the BAPMoN (Background Atmospheric Pollution Monitoring Network) laboratory in Alert at the Northern tip of Elsmere Island. Korb continued as an engineer for 3 more years travelling to New Zealand for a year working in the dairy industry and through Europe. He came home to farm in 2000.

January 5, 2023 at 9:05:00 p.m.

CEU Credits Available:

No CEU Credits will be available for this presentation.

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