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Jacob (Jake) Vanderschaaf stands at the forefront of agricultural innovation, particularly noted for his progressive work in the potato farming sector. As a thought leader, he seamlessly blends time-honored agricultural traditions with cutting-edge sustainable practices, redefining the industry into one brimming with potential and vitality. As a steward of the earth, Jacob’s initiatives represent a crucial shift towards regenerative agriculture, aiming to leave a lasting positive impact on our planet.

His journey began when he moved from the Netherlands to Canada in 1967 and has spanned several decades of commitment to agricultural excellence. His professional path took a pivotal turn when he worked closely with farm policies in Canada and later in the office of the Minister of Agriculture, laying a solid foundation for his future endeavors in sustainable farming.

With a resolute commitment to regenerative farming, Vanderschaaf champions methods that prioritize soil health, water conservation, and biodiversity. His vision for agriculture is clear and compelling—a transformation from the traditional ‘sunset’ scenarios of depletion and decline to a ‘sunrise’ era characterized by renewal, growth, and sustainability.

Jacob’s focus on organic farming, soil health, water conservation, and promoting biodiversity sets a new standard for eco-conscious agriculture. His philosophy isn’t just about growing crops; it’s about nurturing the land and ensuring a prosperous future for farming.

This vision was further realized through Jacob’s founding of The Little Potato Company in 1996 with his daughter Angela Santiago, where he applied his ideals into creating diverse, nutrient-packed creamer potatoes.

Furthermore, his founding of Tuberosum Technologies in 1997 emphasized his drive to innovate potato varieties that are resilient and environmentally sustainable. These ventures underscore his dedication not only to advancing agricultural practices but also to nurturing the planet for future generations.

Jake is past owner of Sunrise Potatoes, a farming operation located near Outlook, Saskatchewan in Canada. He is also the co-founder of Potatoes Without Borders.

Jacob Vanderschaaf resides in the Prairie town of Broderick in Canada’s Saskatchewan province. You are welcome to reach out to him on his phone or send him an email:
+1 (306) 867-7090
jakob@sasktel.net