About Us

A Brief History of Our Company.

Johnston’s was founded in 1986 by our president Allan Johnston. It began as a humble one man operation and has grown over three decades to include offices in Welwyn, SK and Calgary, AB. Today these two offices employ eleven brokers that handle grain, chemical sales, fertilizer sales, and the logistic services that drive our retail business. Allan and his wife Judi manage the Welwyn office while Allan’s son Chevy and long time employee Joel Merkosky manage operations in Calgary.


Welwyn, Saskatchewan Office Team

Allan Johnston

President, Broker

Judi Johnston

VP, Administration

Dale McManus


Karlee Becker

Broker, Administrator

Jesse Johnston


Calgary, AB Office Team

Joel Merkosky

President, Broker

Chevy Johnston

President, Accounts

Kris Moric

Domestic Broker

Steve Foster

Export Broker

Levi Hyswick

Freight Broker

A Little more about us

Initially the company made its way as a brokerage handling feed grains and specialty crops. Today with dissolution of the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly the company also handles milling wheat, milling durum, malt barley and milling oats. With the vast network of buyers we’ve established over the last 30 years we offer our growers marketing opportunities that aren’t available locally.

In the last decade Johnston’s has made the natural jump to selling farm supply products to our growers. Our most recent foray into farm supply has us selling Biostims and Plant Growth Regulators. We offer these products direct to our growers at wholesale prices that can’t be matched by high-margin retailers.

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