Farmer & Canadian Nuffield Scholar
Blake Vince is a 5th generation farmer from Merlin, Ontario where he lives with his wife, Karen and their 2 children, Cora and Elliott. Away from the farm, Blake is a charter member and past president of the Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise. Blake is a past director of the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario. In 2013, Blake was awarded a Canadian Nuffield Scholarship. Blake enjoys golf, curling, ice fishing and socializing with friends and family.
Blake works alongside his father Elwin and Uncle Tom Vince. Currently they produce corn, soybeans and winter wheat on approximately 1300 acres. The Vince family started no-tilling in 1983. Today they are using cover crops in various capacities. Blake has implemented planting green into an 18 way multi- species cover crop following winter wheat as part of their cropping system.
Blake’s claim to fame as a 45 year old farmer is that he has never used a moldboard plow.