AGRIS Staff Mentoring Ridgetown Students
AGRIS Co-operative Staff Mentoring Ridgetown Students

Ridgetown College students and mentors group picture,
with Jessica Snobelen and Robyn DeBrouwer, Jess Tamminga absent

Once students graduate from the University of Guelph’s, Ridgetown Campus some will enter an agricultural work force, often with many challenges and unanswered questions. These graduating students are receiving some help answering these questions in part through a program called the “Westag Alumni Mentorship Program.”
We are proud that three of our AGRIS Co-operative staff are volunteering their own time as mentors for these agriculture diploma graduating students. Jessica Snobelen, crop sales specialist in Tupperville, Robyn DeBrouwer, advanced information specialist based in Chatham and Jess Tamminga our customer service manager at the Muirkirk branch are all mentoring graduating students this year.


Surplus Equipment

AGRIS Co-operative Ltd.

2007 Pontiac Montana SV6 Van
228932 Kilometres
3.9L V6, Automatic
Air, Cruise, Tilt
Charcoal cloth interior

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The Annual Meeting
AGRIS Co-operative Ltd. will be held  
Bradley Convention Centre, Chatham, Ontario
Registration:      10 a.m.
     Meeting:             10:30 a.m.

Purpose of Meeting
To present the annual financial statement for the fiscal year
September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015
  1. To elect five directors for a term of three years
  2. To appoint auditors for the ensuing year
  3. To attend to such matters as may properly be dealt with at an annual meeting
- Owners are encouraged to attend -
Lunch will be served

AGRIS Co-operative Director Nominations

AGRIS Co-operative - Board of Directors
Term to expire 2016 Term to expire 2017 Term to expire 2018
Jim Anderson Larry Pajot* Kim Fysh
Scott McGeachy Paul Repko* Stan Gillier
John Sauve* Richard Tanner Pete Dieleman
Dave Sherman Pat Vanheule John Nooyen
Ray Simard*   Stan Towers
*Not eligible for re-election
Nominations are now open to elect five owners for the position of director at the AGRIS Annual Meeting to be held January 13, 2016. Nominations must be received by the AGRIS secretary no later than 5 p.m. January 6, 2016. 
The term of the following directors will expire at the annual meeting
                Jim Anderson
                Scott McGeachy
                Dave Sherman
                John Sauve – Not Eligible for re-election
                Ray Simard – Not Eligible for re-election

Qualifications of a Director:
18 years of age or older
Shareholder of AGRIS Co-operative Ltd.
Not an employee of the Co-operative
Timely communication of Co-operative business is essential for the efficient operation of the Board and the Co-operative. To facilitate this communication all Board members are required to have and maintain a computer with internet access and a private, confidential email account.

Nominations are now open for the position of director 
Nominations will close on Wednesday January 6, 2016

Download an AGRIS Co-operative director nomination form

Crop Solutions that Work # 26
Dieselex® Gold - Powering and Protecting Diesel Engines
By Mike Dotterman
Fuel Specialist
AGRIS Co-operative Ltd.

Most major engine manufacturers recommend that you fill the fuel tanks completely before storing your tractors and combines for the season. This will reduce condensation in the tanks and therefore eliminate many of the issues caused by moisture in the tanks when you start up in the spring and in many cases combines may not be needed until next fall, almost a year away.

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Pesticide Safety Courses

Grower Pesticide Safety Course
Wednesday February 17 and March 9, 2016
AGRIS Head Office
Day long course starting at 8:45 a.m.
Exam in afternoon
Cost $105 payable to the University of Guelph
Please register at the AGRIS Chatham branch – 519-352-0230
Lunch and manuals will be provided

Grower Pesticide Safety Course
Friday March 4, 2016
AGRIS Stoney Point Branch
Please call  519-798-3011 to register.
Manual and lunch provided
Course fee is $105.
The instructor will collect the fee at  the course.


2016 Identity Preserved Program
Identity Preserved Program

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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

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

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Ontario Neonic Regulations

August 10, 2015
For the 2016 planting season, the Ontario government is looking for a 50 per cent reduction in neonic treated acres.  The following is a summary of what you need to know and what you need to do for the 2016 crop year as we know today.
  • If you choose to buy 50 per cent or less neonic treated corn and soybean seed, no pest assessment is required, but a Seed Amount Declaration is required to be submitted to your seed supplier(s)
  • Over 50 per cent neonic seed use, requires a pest assessment submitted with seed order intentions

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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A list of dates and locations

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

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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