Welcome to Souris-Glenwood A beautiful, fun, progressive community
Welcome to Souris-Glenwood
A beautiful, fun, progressive community

Agriculture

Agriculture is the steady pulse that beats throughout our community and has served as one of the few constants from our earliest settlement at the junction of the Plum Creek and the Souris River.  One needs only to count the numerous third and fourth generation homesteads within our municipality for evidence of the deep farming roots planted in our rich prairie soil.

Initially, the early settlers’ focus on grain spawned the development of a flour mill, which further spurred the industry locally and contributed to our community’s growth.  Our geography supports a broad scope of production, though 95% of local farming focuses on cereals, oil seeds – such as canola, and pulse crops including peas and soy beans.  Livestock operations and related businesses are also thriving in this market.

The mechanization of the industry has ushered in the most significant changes to farming worldwide and is easily evidenced in our region.  Smaller family farms have given way to large grain production units.  Similarly, livestock operations are much larger as well.  In a region where original settlers were allocated homesteads of 160 acres, now farms of 3,000 to 5,000 acres are common.

Today’s agriculture trade and supporting agri-business ventures continue to be a cornerstone of the community.  Grain farming is just a part of the landscape now which includes a wide variety of livestock – cattle, swine, sheep among them.

Those considering a career in agriculture are offered a number of opportunities locally.  These range from the science of growing to the physical work of farming itself.  Crop production, genetics of new seeding, as well as custom services which support the agricultural sector are all part of an advancing industry here.

More information on agriculture and industry can be obtained through the Manitoba Agriculture, Food, and Resource Development office.

Upcoming Events

May
11
Sat
9:00 am Walk for Mental Health and Suici...
Walk for Mental Health and Suici...
May 11 @ 9:00 am
Walk for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention @ Souris Curling Club 32-3rd Ave W
Time:  Registration 9:00 a.m.  5 km walk starts at 10:30  a.m. rain or shine Sponsored by EASE Westman Join us a this family event to raise money for mental health, anti-stigma and suicide prevention initiatives. [...]
7:30 pm Mother’s Day Rock ‘n Roll Dance
Mother’s Day Rock ‘n Roll Dance
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Mother's Day Rock 'n Roll Dance @ Carroll Community Hall
Brandon Forever Young Club Mother’s Day Dance Saturday, May 11th, 2019 Vintage 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s Rock & Roll Music Listen and Dance to Brandon’s own Slim Jim Band 07:30 to 11:30 p.m. Carroll Memorial[...]
Jun
8
Sat
7:30 pm Summer Rock ‘n Roll Dance
Summer Rock ‘n Roll Dance
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Brandon Forever Young Club Summer Dance Saturday, June 8th, 2019 Vintage 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s Rock & Roll Music Listen and Dance to Brandon’s own Slim Jim Band 07:30 to 11:30 p.m. Carroll Memorial Hall, Carroll,[...]