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Wetaskiwin Co-op Agro

Wetaskiwin, AB

147000 Points

Why Does Wetaskiwin Co-op Agro Deserve to Win?

Agriculture isn't just their business its their culture.! From working 7 days a week 12-16 hours per day in the busy season to remembering the "patch of Wild Oats" when crop planning they know & care about the success of every operations they work with. But business doesn't just stop with sales at Co-op Agro, as they spend countless hours in the community giving back, promoting agriculture, and sharing their love of the industry with everyone they come across. Wetaskiwin Co-op Agro isn't just a retailer they are a farmer business partner, community partner and an agvocate on in Central Alberta.

What do You Appreciate Most About Wetaskiwin Co-op Agro?

The best part about Wetaskiwin Co-op Agro is that you are not just "another transaction" they care about the success and sustainability of your farm. They know the "back piece by the old school" and aren't afraid to go there and soil sample, check for weed pressure or solve the mystery as to why its not producing well. Their passion for the industry shares in the joys of a bumper crop and the stress of a poor harvest and they understand the transition between succession farmers. They are the best partner I have made on my farming operation.

Who They're Playing For?

Rural Routes & Wetaskiwin Ag Society

Why They Chose That Cause?

Rural Routes is a group of individuals & businesses that help bring Agriculture to Wetaskiwin. Talking GMO's, Organic and the benefits of advancing Ag Rural Routes helps make people more aware of Ag and its benefits in the community by putting on learning events, celebrations and Ag awareness campaigns. Wetaskiwin Ag Society is a hub for the local producers, cattlemen and young 4-Hers to join forces and learn from one another. They are a leading community group for positive Ag promotion in the City of Wetaskiwin and the rural community surrounding it.

What Impact Will Winning Have?

Funding like this would help push Ag back into the fore front of a rural community that is losing touch with its agricultural heritage. These two organizations work with only volunteer power, donations and grants to make all of their events happen and this would spring forward new opportunity they would otherwise not have.