Shelegy Organic Farms - Ted Shelegy

Ted graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Crop Science in 1964, and soon after, began teaching Science and Agriculture at a local high school. In 1970, Ted began teaching at Simcoe Composite School and taught General Science, Physics and Biology there until retirement in June, 1999.

While teaching, Ted bought his first 50 acres in 1965 and in 1971, purchased another 50 acres where he now lives. Another joining farm was added in 1985.

After a number of years of bleak returns in conventional cash cropping, combined with the negative effects of chemical sprays on his family’s health and the environment around them, he decided to transition all 250 acres in 1994.

Today, Ted grows soybeans, spelt and rye in rotation with a fourth year devoted to soil building with clovers.

 

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