Timiskaming & Region Feature

Norm Koch, president of Koch Farms and Koch Logistics, has one of the larger farming operations in the Temiskaming region with an elevator complex and trucking fleet.
A farming fixture on the Claybelt The sprawling grain elevator complex of Koch Farms along Highway 11, near Earlton, is an unmistakable sight. For Norm Koch, president of Koch Farms and Koch Logistics, diversification has been the key in growing the successful family-run venture. With a peak summertime workforce of between 30 and 35 employees, Norm shares the load with his sons, Chad, who handles the field work and equipment, and Rob, who’s in charge of the elevators and helps on the logistics side. Two daughters...


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A farming fixture on the Claybelt
The sprawling grain elevator complex of Koch Farms along Highway 11, near Earlton, is an unmistakable sight. For Norm Koch, president of Koch Farms and Koch Logistics, diversification has been the key in growing the successful family-run venture. With a peak summertime workforce of betw...


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