AG Notes


The North American Equipment Dealers Association’s Equipment Dealers Foundation has awarded $20,000 in scholarship funds to NAEDA affiliate associations for the 2014-15 academic year.

This year, regional equipment associations submitted 121 scholarship applications.

The scholarship funds, coupled with matching grants provided by the sponsoring dealer and affiliate associations, are designed to help students interested in employment in the equipment industry attend schools and receive training.

EDF scholarship funds are available to all employees or potential employees of NAEDA member dealerships.

Applications increased by more than 50 percent this year, which shows there is a significant need for additional funding.

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Auction Market Award

Perlich Brothers Auction Market of Lethbridge was recently awarded Auction Market of the Year.

The Canadian Angus Association presented the award during the Livestock Markets Association of Canada annual conference in Moose Jaw.

The family owned company is one of the largest and most diversified auction companies in Western Canada with facilities that can feed and water 4,000 head. It also has experience with equipment and machinery auctions.

The award has been recognizing auction markets that promote Angus cattle since 2006.

Dupont supports 4-h

More than 75 students and 4-H clubs will receive funding from the DuPont Pioneer Leaders Helping Leaders grant program.

The program allows top Pioneer sales representatives the opportunity to contribute to 4-H clubs or scholarship programs for postsecondary youth in their communities.

Up to 60 Pioneer sales representatives are selected across Canada each year for the award. They have the opportunity to direct $1,000 to young leaders in their local community.

The award winners can direct their prize money between 4H or an educational scholarship, sometimes supporting both causes.

Field crop research receives funding

The Canadian International Grains Institute has received $5 million in federal funding to research innovative applications and market-ready products developed from Canada’s field crops.

Canada annually exports 50 percent of its field crop production, which totalled $17.44 billionin 2012.



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