At our annual AGRIS Co-operative Christmas party, the staff and board of directors raffled off a signed T.J. Brodie hockey jersey and donated the proceeds in support of the Chatham-Kent Hospice and their hospice families. Presenting the cheque on behalf of AGRIS was Jeff Meredith, AGRIS Co-operative area manager for Chatham-Kent to Julia Earley, Chatham-Kent community and donor relations coordinator.
AGRIS Pledges Support to Ridgetown Campus
L-R John Nooyen, AGRIS Co-operative board president, Ken McEwan, University of Guelph Ridgetown campus director
AGRIS Co-op pledges $100,000 to new Ontario Sustainable Crop Research and Innovation Centre
CHATHAM, ONTARIO, January 9, 2019 – AGRIS Co-operative board President John Nooyen announced at the co-operative’s annual meeting, that AGRIS has pledged $100,000 towards the construction of a new Ontario Sustainable Crop Research and Innovation Centre to be built at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus. The proposed new research centre will focus on sustainable cropping priorities for Ontario producers and will feature state of the art research suites, laboratories, seed storage units and research offices. When complete, it will also be a learning centre for agricultural students in diploma, master’s or Ph.D. programs.
Co-operative Young Leaders L-R Matthew Yates, Tristan Snip, John Nooyen Jr., Jill Yates, Carrie McDonald, Caleb Vink, Duncan McDonald
AGRIS Co-operative reports record financial year, pays out $1.1 million of its profits to owners
CHATHAM, ONTARIO, January 9, 2019 – AGRIS Co-operative board President John Nooyen announced at the co-operative’s annual meeting yesterday, that through patronage and interest, $1.6 million was returned to its farmer-owners and investors. The combined sales in 2018 for AGRIS Co-operative totaled more than $220 million and $2.44 million has been put into retained earnings to support the co-operative operations. The AGRIS Co-operative board of directors has declared that the patronage of $1.1 million will be issued as 40 per cent cash and 60 per cent stock. This will bring AGRIS Co-operative’s total retained earnings to more than $24.5 million.
By Dale Cowan CCA-ON, 4R NMS Senior Agronomist/Sales Manager AGRIS Co-operative and Wanstead Farmers Co-operative
We have concluded analyzing the hybrids from our hybrid test plots. Each year we plant approximately 20 plots spread out across the trading area to show case current hybrids and some of the newer offers for next year. This year with the exceptional incidence and severity level of Gibberella Ear rots and subsequent DON levels, we decided to add a DON test for each hybrid. We missed the first two plot harvests, not realizing the extent of the infections early in the season.
Grower Pesticide Safety Course AGRIS Co-operative - Chatham Head Office Date: Thursday March 7, 2019 Time: 8:45 a.m. day long course (first time writers and renewals) 2 p.m. for exam only session Cost is $105 payable day of session cash or cheque payable to the University of Guelph Call 519-352-0230 to register
Be sure and visit us at the 6th Annual Chatham-Kent Farm Show Booth #327 January 23 & 24 John D. Bradley Convention Centre - Chatham Wednesday January 24 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday January 25 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Patronage checks will be available for pick-up at the show
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.