CHATHAM, ONTARIO, March 22, 2017 - Tyler Sabelli, Jess Snobelen and Mike Veenema of AGRIS Co-operative Ltd. have successfully completed the requirements to be named a certified crop specialist in the FS System of Member Co-operatives. This prestigious achievement is the next level up in their extensive agricultural training. Tyler, Jess and Mike already hold the designation of a certified crop advisor in Ontario.
To earn accreditation as a certified crop specialist, they successfully completed a series of comprehensive written and verbal exams designed to establish base standards of knowledge for individuals who advise growers on crop management and production inputs.
AGRIS Co-operative Ltd. is a dynamic and successful farmer owned co-operative that prides itself on providing quality agronomic and grain marketing solutions for our customers/owners. We are a leader in grain marketing, precision farming technology, seed, agronomy and petroleum services. We have an immediate opening for an enthusiastic, highly self-motivated well organized Grain Administrator and Logistics Coordinator at our Stoney Point location.
AGRIS Co-operative is looking for reliable, hardworking individuals for our branches located in Cottam, Leamington and Stoney Point. Applicants with an agricultural background, ability to work irregular hours and must have a valid G license and a DZ is preferred.
To be considered for one of these positions please apply in person to the Cottam, Leamington or Stoney Point AGRIS Co-operative branch or complete our online application formby April 20, 2017.
Summer Seasonal Part-time Employment
AGRIS Co-operative is looking for reliable, hardworking individuals for our branches located in Brigden, Chatham and Tupperville. Applicants with an agricultural background, ability to work irregular hours and must have a valid G license and a DZ is preferred.
To be considered for one of these positions please apply in person to the Brigden, Chatham or Tupperville AGRIS Co-operative branch or complete our online application formby April 20, 2017.
Grower Pesticide Safety Course Colasanti's Wednesday March 29 Please register at the AGRIS Co-operative Leamington Branch – 519-326-7700 Course starting at 8:30 a.m. Exam only 11 a.m.Grower Pesticide Safety Course Brigden Fire Hall Date: Friday March 31 Course starts at 8:45 a.m. - first time and renewal Please register at the AGRIS Brigden branch – 519-864-1011 Exam-only session at 2 p.m. - renewals only Lunch will be provided manuals available at the branch for pickup
Predicting Biomass Yield with Satellite Imaging
Video courtesy of James Tost and BIOTALK.CA
AGGrower Daily Dashboard
Three local Agri-businesses team up to create a uniquely local southern Ontario-based weather network to provide better field specific recommendations
AGRIS Co-operative Ltd., Wanstead Farmers Co-operative Co. Ltd. and Haggerty Creek Ltd. have initiated the AGGrower Daily Dashboard project to address the need for better and more accurate weather information that will enable growers to enhance their ability to identify, respond quickly and efficiently to climactic events, and ultimately better adapt to and manage day-to-day risk.
“This new tool, part of our Advanced Information Systems suite of programs, provides the growing conditions information needed to fine-tune operational and input decision-making ‘by crop, and by individual field’ using the 4R’s throughout the planting, growing and harvesting season”, explains project lead Dale Cowan, senior agronomist for the three participating firms.
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.
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 – 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