Matthew Van Ankum is a farmer in Northern Huron County. He loves trees, fresh air, sunshine, and BBQ. He lives with his wife Danielle of 18 years, his two boys and a house full of Great Danes.
His 100-acre farm has cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens making up a mix; farm products are ‘direct’ marketed or sold through restaurants and delis supporting regenerative agriculture. He enjoys carpentry and DIY stuff around the house. Matthew has built his first timber frame cabin and looks forward to another slightly bigger project.
Matthew attended the University of Guelph, class of OAC 97, majoring in Environmental Biology. The war in Ukraine and the DGR proposed for storing nuclear waste by Teeswater have both encouraged Matthew to become more involved in politics. He values knowledge of both local and global conflict, how they are interrelated and how important it is for the community to be aware of conflicts, working together towards resolution and a better world for children.
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