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Financial Controller
 Great Lakes Grain is a grain marketing partnership between GROWMARK, Inc. and AGRIS Co-operative Ltd. Great Lakes Grain is one of the largest operators of Ontario country elevators. It represents close to 500,000 MT (20 million bushels) of storage capacity with total marketing in excess of 40 million bushels. We serve farmers at more than 24 AGRIS Co-operative and FS PARTNERS branded locations from Windsor through to Toronto and north to Georgian Bay.
We are currently seeking a financial controller to work in our Chatham office.

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Crop Solutions that Work # 8

Cold Weather Corn Planting 
By Mark McKerrall CCA-ON, CCS 
Crop Sales Specialist
AGRIS Co-operative - Thamesville


As I write this article the weather is 7 Celsius (45 F) outside and the soil temperature is the same. Should growers be concerned about their newly planted corn acres? We won’t know the true answer to this question until the combine tells us. Corn requires soil moisture and soil temperature at or above 10 Celsius (50 F) to germinate. In general corn needs 100 growing degree days (GDD), or heat units to emerge. Cool temperatures and inadequate accumulations of GDD can cause uneven emergence.  

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Wireworm Trapping Video

Wireworm Trapping
L-R Bill Devries, Stephanie Divitaris - Syngenta, Robyn Pool - AGRIS, Laura Snobelen - AGRIS, Dave Gillespie - Producer, Dale Cowan - AGRIS, Ethan Dieleman - AGRIS, Matt Stewart - AGRIS,
Brian Johnston - Syngenta, Scott Vandehogen - AGRIS 

This group of AGRIS agronomy staff visited a field of Dave Gillespie’s just south of Thamesville to set wireworm traps. These traps will try to help us understand what the distribution is throughout the field. Approximately 100 bait traps were set over about 1,000’, marked with GPS coordinates and will be checked again in one week. A sample of the types of wireworms found will be sent to Ridgetown College for analysis. We will then run trials across the field with various seed treatments.

Earth Day

L-R, Chris Snip - AGRIS Co-operative, Emma Epp - Cargil, Mitch Lang - Setterington's
AGRIS Co-operative and Chris Snip, crop sales specialist for our Cottam branch participated in this years “Earth Day Expo” held at the Leamington District Secondary School for grade ten to 12 students. The  Leamington District Secondary Schools “ECO Team” made the following comments. "While we were preparing for our algae bloom summit, we learned so much from our farmers about what they're doing to reduce their impact on the Lake Erie algae bloom issue. Agricultural companies, such as AGRIS Co-operative, Mosaic, Setterington's and Cargill, are educating farmers about best management practices for fertilizer application to reduce runoff of nutrients from fields, thereby minimizing their contribution to algae bloom formation. They are also working to restore wetlands to absorb nutrients, prevent erosion and control flooding - further reducing the amount of excess nutrients that enter our waterways."



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Seasonal Employment

Part Time Seasonal Employment

AGRIS Co-operative is looking for reliable, hardworking individuals  

  • truck drivers
  • labourers

Applicants with an agricultural background, ability to work irregular hours and have a valid AZ, DZ license would be an asset

To be considered for one of these positions please apply in person to your local AGRIS Co-operative branch 
or complete our online application form.

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FS Agri-Finance
Check out our FS Agri-Finance Program!
Contact your local AGRIS Co-operative branch or
Mary Bell at 519-380-2370 or more details!

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In 1925 Clarence Birdseye pioneered quick-freezing and frozen food

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Great Lakes Grain Direct Deposit
Great Lakes Grain offers direct deposit payments
We are pleased to offer you easy and efficient direct deposit services for your grain and oilseed business. Direct deposit offers a number of benefits including:
·  You will no longer have to manually deposit your cheque.
· You will have immediate access to your funds.
· Postal delays and disruptions are eliminated.
We will send you confirmation of our deposit to your account in one of the following ways:
· Electronic information to your email address.
· Facsimile to your fax phone number.
·Through your branch representative.

Complete details and a downloadable enrolment form

Neonic Course
Ridgetown Offering Free Integrated Pest Management Course For Corn, Soybean Growers
The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus will soon be offering classroom and on-line Integrated Pest Management Courses for corn and soybeans.
These half-day courses are among the requirements farmers need to buy and use neonic-treated corn or soybean seeds under the new provincial government regulations.

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Grower Course Online
 Grower Pesticide Safety Course – Learn and Certify Online
Farmers now have the option of taking the Grower Pesticide Safety Course via the internet. Each online course takes place over five days and requires participation in each one of those five days. 
This new online option is best suited to those who are self-directed learners, competent in the use of a computer and have access to a high-speed internet connection. The traditional classroom style sessions are also still available. 
Click here for the traditional classroom course dates and locations. 
Click here for upcoming dates for the new online courses.
Or call OPEP at 1-800-652-8573

Diesel Exhaust Fluid
To order Diesel Exhaust Fluid please call:
1-800-363-3058 or
call Mike Dotterman at 519-818-7586

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Dieselex Gold

Dieselex® Gold - Powering and Protecting Diesel Engines
Read more about the benefits of Dieselex Gold!

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