Stanley Fehr was born in Delisle, Saskatchewan in 1949 and is the oldest child of George and Anne Fehr. When he was young, the family moved to the Blumenheim area, south of Hague, where they began a mixed farm. Stan attended a small country school, Renfrew, and then went on to Hague High School.
Stan’s love for poultry started as a youngster. In the early 1950s, the family raised Light Sussex birds for Record of Production hatchery supply flocks. They transitioned to commercial laying hens, hand grading eggs at home and delivering them to Saskatoon. In 1967, Stan and his father built a new barn, installing their first cage layer housing system which enabled them to increase their flock size.
In 1972, Stan married his high school sweetheart, Marie. Together they expanded the farm, building layer barns on their new yard. In 1980, they bought his parents’ share and began farming on their own. Over the years the farm expanded to include layers, pullets, grain, and cattle. The Fehr family also expanded with three generations involved on the farm.
Stan passionately served on the board of Saskatchewan Egg Producers for 23 years from 1981 to 1985 and again from 1999 to 2017. During this time, he served as Director, Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) alternate, EFC Director from Saskatchewan, Farm Animal Council member, and lastly, as Chairperson. At the EFC level, he served on several sub-committees including Marketing and Nutrition, and Budget and Cost of Production. During these years, Marie, along with their children, worked in the barns and ran the farm while Stan was regularly away.
Stan has been active in the community, serving on the Credit Union, local school, and nursing home boards. Both Stan and Marie are active in their church.
Stan and Marie are blessed with four children, Vincent (Mary), Gerard (Anne), Rochella, Kaylin (Tyler), 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. They are still active on the family farm and enjoy farming alongside their children, in-laws, and grandchildren.