Ag Notes

FCC program provides meals

Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away Hunger program has provided more than 16 million meals for food banks and feeding programs over the past 16 years.

Beginning on Oct. 8, FCC teams drove tractors through various communities to collect food and donations for 10 days in co-operation with industry partners and schools.

The annual food drive is a significant step toward replenishing food banks and supporting school feeding programs across the country.

FCC also contributed $100,000 in support of urban and rural food programs offered at 100 schools across the country.

In June, each school received $1,000 to feed hungry children at school.

National partners include Parrish and Heimbecker, Windset Farms, the Co-op, Ray-Mont Logistics International, Nutrigroupe, Groupe Vegco Inc., Les Viandes duBreton and Bonduelle.

Platinum partners were BDO Canada LLP, Lou’s Kitchen, Courchesne Larose, Chenail Import-Export, Dedicated Harvesters and Canadawide.

They have committed to provide food and funds to feed the hungry through the program.

More information is at fccdriveawayhunger.ca.

Video competition chooses winners

Five winners were chosen for the Cultivating Resilience Video Competition.

Women involved in primary agriculture in Canada could compete for an all-expenses paid trip to attend the Agricultural Excellence Conference in Fredericton Dec. 2-4.

To enter, contestants produced a short video answering, how do you remain resilient for your farm business?

The five winners were Tannis Axten, Doreen Blumhagen, Claudine Cournoyer, Olivia Sederberg and Amy Vanstraaten.

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