Farm History

Passionate.  Positive. Progressive.

Double F Farms

We are a multigenerational family farm consisting of Harvey & Joyce Ference and Craig & Jinel Ference and their children Maddie, Nate & Macy.  We work together with our team of employees to build a sustainable and diversified Ag business.

Double F Farms began as a wheat field in 1985.  Each year more and more development and expansion occurs, and today the operation consists of 4000 mother cows, an 8000 head feedlot, 24 000 acre grain farm and a custom operating enterprise.  A passion for each of these sectors and keeping them interconnected has allowed for growth and diversification.  Our farm is an evolving place and we like to take on new challenges and endeavours.  We are always learning, trialing and challenging ourselves to be more effective and efficient in the Ag sector.  Our goal is to produce delicious, sustainable beef and to keep the land healthy and productive for future generations.

The cow has always been at the heart of Double F.  Her genetics and well-being are top priority.  We mainly run Black Angus and Red Simmental Angus cross cows.  Retaining heifers each year allows us to maintain a closed herd. The old adage holds true “hold onto the cow’s tail and she will pull you through.”

Farm Family

The Tradition

Meet our Rural Pioneers

Return to Rural’s Communications Gal, Larae Pearson, took a #ruralRoadTrip to Special Area No. 3 near Kirremuir, Alberta to Double F Farms, the home of Craig and Jinel Ference and their three children, Maddie, Macey, and Nate. The Ferences are the 3rd generation pursuing agriculture.

Craig grew up around the area and went to school in Altario. After graduation, he worked abroad on a farm in Moree, New South Wales, Australia. The couple met at University – Craig studied Business, and Jinel, raised in the small community of Stavely, AB, was studying to become a teacher. Craig considered returning home during University. It was in him to come back, take over and grow the the family operation. His dad is still heavily involved, and is there for a lot of support. When he returned they were mainly a cow/calf operation, and since then, they’ve expanded the operation to Biggar, Saskatchewan. They have been focused on diversification and now not only run a large cow/calf herd, but a finishing feedlot, grain farm and do custom farming as well.


Meet Our Team

Harvey Ference


1 (780) 753-0353

    Joyce Ference

    Administration / Finance

    1 (403) 552-3753

      Craig Ference BSc.

      Operations Manager

      1 (780) 753-1283

        Jinel Ference BEd.

        HR / Programming

        1 (403) 552-3755