James Ag Ventures is a 4th generation family-owned and operated farm in the Drumheller, AB area. What began as a modest operation in 1960, grew to over 10,000 acres by 2010 and continues to grow and expand successfully today.
We grow wheat, barley, canola, and peas and have confidence in a good solid rotation of our crops. We believe in sustainable, precision agriculture and the use of advanced technology to help produce safe, high-quality products that will help feed the world. The safety and security of our environment is key to preserving our farmland for the future generations to come.
At James Ag Ventures, we secure our progress towards a more sustainable future through our partnerships. We've partnered with New Holland agriculture and the Bourgault crew to ensure we're always incorporating the latest innovation and technology to connect and harness the farm's activities. These partnerships have become a large part of our operation and attributed to much success over the years, helping us to keep soil and land health for a productive and safe environment.
We strongly believe in using resources and partnerships to build and enhance our ideologies for the future sustainability of agriculture.
The James Ag Family
Randy began farming with his father Edwin in 1966. They operated a grain and livestock farm together and the farm grew wheat, barley & oats. They also raised hogs, a herd of calves, and ran a small feedlot. Randy farmed with his brother and they continued to expand the farm on a yearly basis. In the 90’s, all of the livestock was sold and they began to focus on their grain crops. Randy and his wife Mary are still a part of the operation today.
Owner & CEO
After graduating from the University of Alberta in 1993 and marrying his wife Lisa in 1994, Jason began work with Zeneca Agro in southern Alberta. In 1999, they were offered an opportunity to start farming with Jason’s father Randy and thus began the start of James Ag Ventures. Jason and Lisa purchased 2 quarters of land and rented 1000 acres from a neighbor. Jason continued to work and farm until 2010 when he shifted to farming full time. During this time, the farm expanded to over 10,000 acres.
Today, Jason and Lisa continue to run the operation with their children, Spencer and Tori.