Co-op Week Co-op Week 2017 will take place from October 15-21. Co-op week is a celebration of Canadian co-operative and credit union members. Co-op Week is always celebrated during the same week as International Credit Union Day, which is the third Thursday in October of each year.
I am pleased to announce that Brandon Caughell has accepted the position of elevator manager for our Thamesford branch effective immediately. Brandon was previously the customer service manager at AGRIS Co-operative in Glencoe and most recently the assistant branch manager at our Dutton location. Brandon grew up and currently lives in the Wallacetown area. Brandon attended Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, graduating with honours in Chemistry. In his spare time Brandon enjoys the outdoors, hockey and helping out on a local farm.
Brandon looks forward to working in his new role as elevator manager with all of our Thamesford and area customers and can be reached at 519-520-6887 or at firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease join me in welcoming Brandon to the Great Lakes Grain team!
Don Kabbes General Manager Great Lakes Grain
Great Lakes Grain Announcement
I am pleased to announce that Trisha Tales has accepted the full-time role of merchandising assistant in our Chatham office. Trisha has been working with our administration team for the past month and is eager to be learn more about the grain business. Trisha lives in Chatham with her husband Eric and their three girls, Callie, Nora and Lilah. In her spare time, Trisha likes to knit, go camping and is an avid wresting fan.
Corn harvest management: moisture, quality and standability By Cory Cowan Crop Sales Specialist AGRIS Co-operative - Chatham
As we get ready and excited to harvest another corn crop, there are some simple field activities that are worthwhile to perform prior to harvest. Scouting ahead of harvest to look for ear and stalk rots will result in gaining some valuable insight into understanding harvest-ability and grain quality. It’s all part of evaluating your agronomic program. Grain moisture tends to be one of the main concerns on most of our minds regarding corn harvest timing.
Celebrating More Than 150 Years of Farming in Ontario
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is offering a free sign to any farm that has been In operation for 150 years. The offer has come in connection with Canada’s 150th anniversary. The Ontario government is honouring the more than 150 years of tradition in agriculture that has sustained families and communities in our province.
To register for a celebratory sign to note the more than 150-year agricultural heritage of your family, community or farm property visit ontario.ca/dchf .
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
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.
Grower Pesticide Safety Course AGRIS Co-operative - Stoney Point Date: Friday March 2, 2018 Time: 8:45 a.m. for the day long course (first time writers and renewals) 3 p.m. for exam only session (renewals ONLY) Manual and lunch provided Cost is $105 Call 519-798-3011 to register
We will not be receiving any wheat treated with Manipulator™
Check out our FS Agri-Finance Program! Contact your local AGRIS Co-operative branch or Mary Bell at 519-380-2370 or more details!
The Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative (CSPC) is an Ontario-based farmer’s co-operative strives to develop new markets for crop residue materials and new business opportunities, by extracting cellulosic sugars from crop residues. With this, farmers can explore new markets without having to compete for land.