Trainee Week: Where are they now | Géraud Decock

Géeraud was a trainee in 2016 on Vallotton Farms.  He is active on Instagram, so follow him to see what flax fiber production looks like in France.

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1.  Where is home for you (city/country)? 

Quaëdypre in France

2.  Why did you decide to do an agricultural exchange?

I decided to come to Canada to work on a farm to discover another country, to discover people and agriculture in Canada and to improve my English

3.  What is the main differences you have noticed about farming in Canada/France? 

The main differences are :

- The size of the fields

- The agricultural material is almost the same as the North of France except the big chases ( which are less numerous in France) and the size of the seeders is more important in Canada .

- Agriculture/ farmer is better perceived by people in Canda than in France.

 

4.  Favorite piece of equipment?  

-Red combines

-Grey Mack truck and red Mack truck

-Marcel's pick up truck

 

5.  Favorite on the farm job?  

-Driving a combine

-Driving a truck for hauling grain and for the sowing season

- Checking the fields in the evening with Marcel and Budweiser ;) 

 

6.  Favorite French food that you missed the most on your exchange?  Favorite Canadian food you miss now back in France?

- French cheese : my best is Maroille

- North France Beer and Belgium beer

- French dry sausage

Favorite Canadian food you miss now back in France?

- Sweet corn on the cob

- Burgers, all of burgers

- Steak party on a Bqq

- Poutine

- Teresa's cup cakes

 

7. If you could work on, or own a farm anywhere in the world, where would that be & what type of farm/farm size?

It’s a difficult question for me !! Because I am not a farmer in France ! But I have a job that has to do with agriculture.  Why not in France and why not in Canada?

 

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Last one: If your brother comes here to work, are you coming for a visit???? 

Yes of course, and may be with my girlfriend.  I want to come back to Canada for visit at Vallotton Farms !!!!!!!!