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.
Stephen in the Media
Feds Continue to Insist on Cutting Fertilizer Emissions
The Western Wheat Growers launched an online petition this week they hope people outside of farming will sign. Stephen Vandervalk, […]
Wheat growers blast Liberal fertilizer plan
In an interview with Western Standard, Stephen Vandervalk said the government should ask Bombardier to reduce its emissions by 30% […]
630 CHED/770 CHQR Radio re: Fertilizer Reduction
Wheat Growers AB VP Stephen Vandervalk has a one-on-one conversation with Rob Breakenridge regarding the Federal Government’s proposed reduction of […]
What rising fertilizer costs may mean for Canadian farmers
Wheat Growers Alberta VP Stephen Vandervalk talks about concerns which are cropping up for Canadian farmers, as pressure grows on […]
A Look at the Long-Term Canola-Spring Wheat Futures Spread
Stephen Vandervalk, Alberta vice-president of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, told Producer.com, “For me, I won’t be changing anything […]
Wheat Growers on London Times Radio
FFWD to 14:00. Wheat Growers’ Alberta VP Stephen Vandervalk talks with the London Times about Canadian wheat and what’s happening […]
Rising wheat prices not a silver bullet for Alberta farmers
Wheat Growers’ AB VP Stephen Vandervalk: “I think you’ll see some more wheat go in, but even with this price […]
Canadian farmers hoping for better season as wheat prices soar amid Russia-Ukraine war
“We need some rain and we need some crops in 2022 otherwise, I hate to say it, but there could […]
War may not cause big wheat acre jump
“For me I won’t be changing anything and I’d say that’s probably 75 percent of farms,” said Stephen Vandervalk, Alberta […]
We’re getting scared as our costs soar: Alberta farmer on the effects of soaring wheat prices
Wheat prices are soaring amid the Russian-Ukraine conflict, and spurring Canadian farmers to boost production. Stephen Vandervalk, Alberta vice president […]