CARLYLE - Twenty-seven-old Mitchell Weber is a young entrepreneur who lives just southwest of Carlyle. Together with his father Paul, they sow 9,600 acres of farmland. The two, along with Mitchell's mother Dione and his wife Brooke, also own and operate 306 Ag Resources, a Bio Sul fertilizer business.
Bio Sul is an elemental sulfur/compost mix. While sulfur has been used as a farm fertilizer for decades, it is only in the past few years that its popularity has skyrocketed. The 306 Ag business not only sells the product, but it also performs the actual custom application.
The Webers have been using Bio Sul for years, but it was only in 2021 that they became an actual distributor. They operate under the Crop Aid and GFL Environmental Ag companies and have customers throughout Western Canada and the United States. In 2022, they were the second largest North American distributor of Bio Sul elemental sulfur.
Mitchell was humble when discussing the rapid rise in business.
"When utilized properly, elemental sulfur is great for your crops and can increase yields at around a third of the cost of conventional fertilizers. It is a great product, and we are pleased to be local distributors."
Weber Acres and 306 Ag Resources have seen an exponential increase in business and now have ten full-time and six to eight part-time employees on their payroll. Their businesses provide a great spinoff to the local trucking and agricultural industries.
"We have assembled an experienced staff and have hired some great local talent. We are happy to have Carlyle as our home base and are really looking forward to the spring planting season."
The Webers are very community-minded and contribute to many organizations in Carlyle and the surrounding area, including the local high school, golf course, Carlyle Minor Hockey and the Carlyle Cougars. Mitchell also volunteers his time with the Carlyle Community Complex Foundation.
Mitchell is marrying Brooke Galbraith on April 1. They have two daughters. Mikaya is six and Zaidee is 2 1/2 years old. The young family recently purchased the Amy and Clayton Geiger acreage near Wordsworth.