Our Family Farming Roots run deep in Tradition.
A love of farming began early in life.
The beginning of the Walker Dairy Farm Legacy.
Always a business saavy man, John Walker negotiated the purchase of the family farm from Bill Sears in 1958. Blood, sweat and tears were no doubt shed in the transformation of the farm. Together the family cleared 25 acres of land for the production of tobacco, along with building a house, greenhouse, 4 tobacco kilns and a pack barn.
The family patriarch with his only son, Jon Walker Jr.
The spirit of farming flows in the blood of the entire family. Here, John Walker Sr. is surrounded by his 3 daughters Shelley, Judy & Chrissy, who all have farms of their own.
The patriarch and matriarch of the Walker legacy, “Mom & Dad”
Its a family thing! Three generations of Walker farmers.
Mom & Dad
From humble beginnings to an international leader in the livestock industry, John Matthews Walker has been a trailblazer in the world of farming for over 55 years. Large scale dairying was always his vision, with a focus on commercial production. And,”Mr. Canada Dairyman” has been in the cattle export business for over 40 years. John Walker has always taken an active role in his community in mentoring other farmers, supporting youth and building a better bovine industry in Canada. That’s why his induction into the Canadian Hall of Fame is a testament to his outstanding contributions to the agriculture and food industry.
John Walker Sr., John Walker (Grandson), Jon Walker Jr., Jim Doan (Grandson)
Shelley Doan, brother Jon and Mom – Anne Walker.
John Walker Sr. and Nolan (great grandson), fourth generation.
All of the staff at Walker Dairy Inc. are considered family. They love having company and encourage visitors.