The history of the Hamill family growing barley in Alberta dates back to 1929. It began when Bernard Hamill moved his wife Madge and six young children from Ireland to Penhold, Alberta. In the early forties the farm was passed onto Barney Hamill and his brothers Jim and John. In 1995, Barney’s son John began farming with his dad and eventually took over the farm incorporating Hamill Farms Ltd in 1996.
John and his wife Susie, are proud to carry on the tradition of growing world class malt barley right here in the heart of central Alberta. They look forward to working together with the next generation, to carry on the family tradition of farming. The Hamill family is very proud and committed to malt their barley for the craft brewer and distiller.
“The nice thing about a family farm is that I always thought it was special that I got to work with my dad and now I think it’s special that I get to work with my sons.”
John Hamill – Barley Production (3rd generation)