Our Story

Empowering Our Community

Supporting Farmers Every Step of the Way

Independent and privately-owned, The Retiring Farmer has proudly worked with farm families across Canada for over 35 years. We bring extensive expertise in wealth management to the specialized area of farming, helping farm families develop a personalized, comprehensive, and integrated plan designed to optimize their financial position and plan for the future.

Quick Facts


The tax savings achieved through our integrated planning process are often sufficient to fund our clients’ retirement needs.


Our unique approach integrates taxation, financial investment, and estate planning, differentiating us in the industry.


We are Canada’s only provider of integrated wealth management specifically designed for Canadian farmers.

  • 1979

    A Promising Start

    Freshly graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, Don began working for the accounting firm Coopers and Lybrand, where he helped clients strengthen their businesses and grow their wealth.

  • 1983

    Building a Foundation

    After earning his Chartered Accountant certification, Don opened his own practice in rural Saskatchewan, serving business owners and members of his community.

  • 1999

    Shifting Focus

    Don recognized an unmet need: farmers nearing retirement were missing out on valuable opportunities to decrease their taxes, improve their financial position, and secure their legacy.

  • 2000

    A Lasting Partnership

    Joining Assante Financial Management, Don developed his expertise in investment planning by providing investment solutions for clients.

  • 2009

    Introducing The Retiring Farmer

    With decades of experience helping clients manage their finances, Don founded The Retiring Farmer, bringing together a team of professionals dedicated to empowering farm families.

  • 2010

    Investing in Education

    Believing in the importance of education, we began offering complimentary in-person seminars to farm families, covering a range of topics on investment, succession and estate planning, and tax strategy.

  • 2020

    Embracing New Approaches

    When the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to our in-person educational seminars, we pivoted to new opportunities, developing our complimentary webinars to keep our community informed.

  • 2022

    Stronger than Ever

    Today, The Retiring Farmer is equipped to serve farmers in all of Canada’s provinces with virtual consultations, which are secure and convenient. Let’s get started.

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    Need more information about our approach or services? Take a look at our answers to frequently asked questions for a better understanding of how we can help you achieve your financial goals.

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