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Youth Farm History Essays 

Get to know where we've come from...


The History that we have over here at YFBC has a huge impact on who we are and the inspiration of our work today.  Many faithful and devoted men and women have come and gone through our property over the years and have left a legacy of faith and devotion behind them. If you are interested in learning more about who we are feel free to download the following essays written by people who have taken an interest in the history of our ministry.

Mennonite Youth Society

Written by Homer Janzen in 1949. A great source of information for the early developments and activities of the Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth Organization.

The Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth Farm

The author, Pastor Irvin Schmidt, is pictured here on the far right. Comprehensive and a great resource for the later direction of the Mennonite Youth Farm.

A History of the SMYO

Written by Walter Franz in 1976. Well detailed and gives a good sense of the over all vision of the organization.

Voluntary Service at the Mennonite Youth Farm

A four page report from the viewpoint of an American Conscientious Objector who served his volunteer time at the Youth Farm.

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