Crop Production Services (CPS) invites members of the Langham, SK community to the Ag in Motion™ site for breakfast and a harvest celebration on October 3rd (rain date: October 5th).
The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by the soybean harvest and a storage and handling demonstration by CPS and AGI. The event is free, but donations of non-perishable food items will be collected for the Saskatoon Food Bank.
Local producer Gaylord Mierau has grown 90 acres of soybeans that will be donated to Canadian Foodgrains Bank. This initiative has been supported by CPS, in partnership with Ag in Motion. Every dollar produced by the crop will be matched 4:1 by the Canadian government for the Foodgrains Bank’s emergency relief work for people experiencing famine in Africa, making this crop of soybeans four times more financially productive than most others grown in Saskatchewan.
“I am passionate about the work of the Foodgrains Bank, and the work of ending global hunger,” says local producer Gaylord Mierau. “I feel strongly that my contribution toward the success of this project will benefit hungry people in our world.”
Speakers at the event include CPS Director of Seed Ryan McCann, Foodgrains Bank Director of Resource and Public Engagement John Longhurst, producer Gaylord Mierau and Foodgrains Bank regional representative for Saskatchewan Rick Block.
“We are pleased to support the Foodgrains Bank by providing seed, crop protection products and agronomic services for the Ag in Motion Living Grains Project,” says Ryan McCann, director of commercial seed for CPS. “Soybeans are still a new crop in many parts of Saskatchewan. Come learn more about harvesting and handling soybeans, all while we combine for a cause.”
“This is a significant partnership for the Foodgrains Bank,” says John Longhurst, who directs Resource and Public Engagement at the Foodgrains Bank. “We’re excited that it worked out to be able to partner with Ag in Motion, CPS and Gaylord to help make a difference for people who are hungry.”
Ag in Motion is proud to be a partner of the Living Grains Project by providing the land to grow the crop and the venue to host the harvest celebration. The Site is located at Highway 16 and RR 3083 just outside of Langham, SK.