Stephen Vandervalk

A fourth generation farmer, Stephen farms with his father and brother near Fort Macleod, Alberta. Their farm operation includes dry land and irrigation growing canola, malt barley, durum, spring wheat, and export timothy hay. Stephen’s family also operates a manufacturing business in Fort Macleod, called FalCan Industries.

Stephen has participated in Syngenta’s Grower University 1 & 2, as well as the Cultivate program at the Richard Ivey School of Business, and has attended various trade missions throughout the world representing farmers and farm groups.

Stephen is the Past President of the Grain Growers of Canada, representing 65,000 farmers from across Canada, covering virtually all types of grains and oilseeds. Stephen is also a Director on Ag For Life and past Vice Chair of the Alberta Winter Wheat Producers Commission.


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Stephen in the Media

Trucking Industry Key To The Supply Chain

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is joining others in the agriculture sector in acknowledging the work and effort of those involved in the trucking industry for the work they do especially during COVID 19. Stephen Vandervalk is the Alberta Vice President for the Wheat Growers and says truckers are key to keeping our supply […]

Red Deer trucker ‘nervous’ on front lines of COVID-19 fight

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers has also thrown its support behind short- and long-haul drivers. It said many facilities are denying drivers access to bathroom facilities. “All Canadians are relying on these modern-day heroes to move the food and products that we need in our hospitals, grocery stores and fuel stations,” said Alberta director Stephen […]

Manitoba Farm Journal Radio Interview on Dairy Deal

On today's show, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association weighs in on last week's dairy funding announcement.

Stephen Vandervalk featured on GX on Agriculture talking about the trade issues and the government’s passive stance

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Farm group pegs ag losses at $3.7 billion as trade disputes with China, India, Italy and others add up

The unprecedented number of diplomatic disputes and non-tariff trade barriers affecting the export of Canadian agricultural products is now at “crisis” level, a prairie farm group is warning.

Watch VP Alberta Stephen Vandervalk speak at the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food regarding canola

“Huge uncertainty” for Canadian farmers: China stops buying canola [and wheat] just weeks before planting begins

There is a significant concern in all of agriculture because China is a big market but also because the list of trade issues we’re facing is getting long.

Grain farmers worried about oil by rail creating backlog

Western grain farmers are concerned about the Notley government leasing 4,400 rail cars to deliver Alberta’s oil.

The Great Canadian Grain Disaster: How a rail backlog stranded mountains of grain in the country’s heartland

“Even with Bill C-49, you mark my words it will happen again,” said Stephen Vandervalk, a mixed grain farmer near Fort Macleod, Alberta.