The Board of Directors and staff are pleased to announce the recipients of the second annual Hensall Co-op Bright Futures Scholarship.

 

Speaking with Brad Chandler, CEO, Hensall Co-op: “We would like to congratulate the winners of the Bright Futures Scholarships. The youth have a passion for our rural communities and supporting our rural economies. The Bright Futures Scholarship allows us to directly impact and support the education of our members’ families.” Hensall Co-op is Proud to be Farmer Owned and proud to support education.

 

Jennifer Barclay from Lambton Shores is enrolled at Western University in the Bachelor of Medical Sciences program. With her education path Barclay says: “I hope to start a paediatric medical clinic in my community in order to bring higher quality care to rural communities.”

 

Attending University of Guelph (Ridgetown Campus) is Ericka Van Dongen, who is from Comber, ON. Working towards an Associate Diploma in Agriculture Van Dongen has future career goals of becoming an agronomist to “help farmers efficiently grow the best quality of crops using relevant knowledge and research.” She also wishes to “combine my interest in science, with my passion for agriculture.”

 

The third recipient is Shawna Terpstra from Huron East, ON, who is attending the University of Guelph for the Bachelor of Commerce (Food and Agricultural Business co-op) program. With her degree, Terpstra hopes “to become a finance manager working in agricultural finance and advisory.”

 

The Hensall Co-op Bright Futures Scholarship provides post-secondary scholarships to students who are entering their first year of post-secondary education and have shown a career interest in agriculture or a field or trade that will advance rural communities and economies. Up to three $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students who are children or grandchildren of individuals who were a member of Hensall Co-op or employee as of March 1 of the year of application.

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This week we discuss US crop condition ratings and crop maturity. We also take a look at the short term weather forecast as harvest gets underway, and wrap things up with a cautionary note on a slow pace to US export sales.

 

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Episode 6 of RealAgriculture's second season of Edible Bean School, brought to you by Hensall Co-op, is now available. Learn about prepping the combine for harvest with Brad and Andrew from Delta Power Equipment in Exeter, ON. Watch it here.

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This week we highlight the latest crop condition updates as well as crop progress. We review the short-term weather trends as we enter the month of September.  We wrap things up focusing on South America where it looks like we could see the potential for record crop and exports next year.

 

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We will not have a video due to the holiday week and will return Monday the 12th for the live USDA report recap.

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This week we take a look at updated US crop condition ratings as well as crop progress. We also review the short term forecast as we look at the weather for the last half of August. We wrap things up looking at trends in December corn and November soybean futures.

 

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Have a look at Season 2 - Episode 5 of RealAgriculture's Edible Bean School, brought to you by Hensall Co-op. This episode has Kelvin Heppner talking with Kristen MacMillan from University of Manitoba about research looking at nitrogen response in dry beans and edible beans, and giving beans more credit for fixing nitrogen. Watch it here on our TV channel.

 

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In 2021 Hensall Co-op launched the Strong Communities Initiative to support projects that help to protect and build the strength of rural communities. Now in its second-year, applications were open to registered charities and the winners were selected by Hensall Co-op. Selection criteria was used to measure the impact the project would have on the local community and the sustainability of the project.

 

Speaking with Brad Chandler, CEO of Hensall Co-op: “We were extremely pleased with the number of submissions we received this year, including projects from across southwestern Ontario and parts of Manitoba. While this did make the selection process difficult for our team, it indicates the need for funding in rural communities. Hensall Co-op is dedicated to the communities we serve and will continue to direct sponsorship funds into rural healthcare and healthy living initiatives, agricultural societies and the education of rural youth.”

 

Two projects were selected as the winners of the 2022 Strong Communities Initiative, and both will receive a $10,000 grant towards their projects. One of the winning projects support healthcare in our community while the other helps to promote a healthy lifestyle and providing family activities, which were important criteria for the selection committee.

 

The Stratford General Hospital Foundation (Stratford, Ontario) will receive $10,000 towards their Hospital Beds for Surgery Unit program, which is working towards replacing the beds within the surgery unit. This grant will cover the cost of one state-of-the-art Hill-Rom bed. The Tiger Mountain Pool Inc. (Treherne, Manitoba) will receive $10,000 towards their Treherne Aquatic Centre Shade Structures project, which will allow for an additional shade sail and awnings to be added. This is a busy community aquatic centre that swimming lessons, public swimming, aquafit, and coordinates a youth Swim Club.

 

Several runner ups were selected and will receive a $1,000 grant towards their project. These include:

  • North Huron Community Food Share, Wingham, Ontario
  • YMCA SW Ontario (Thriving Kids and Youth Community Partnership), Goderich, Ontario
  • Community Centre of Reinland, Reinland, Manitoba
  • South Huron Hospital Foundation, Exeter, Ontario
  • Huron Hospice, Clinton, Ontario

 

Applications for the 2023 Strong Communities Initiative will be available in April 2023.

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This week we discuss estimates for the upcoming USDA Supply & Demand Report scheduled for release this Friday, August 12th.

We also look at crop conditions and their historic relationship to final yield. We wrap up with a review of upcoming weather trends.

 

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This week we take a look at the history of the reaction to the changes in yield on the August crop report. We also review the updated crop progress and condition ratings, as well as the short term weather forecast.

 

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Register now for our
August 18, 2022 Session


When: 11 am to 12:05 pm EST

 

Our speakers:


11:05 am
Why are agricultural prices so volatile? 
Cesar Cruz, Advance Trading Inc.

11:30 am
Crop Condition Snapshot
Wade Bickell, Hensall Co-op

11:50 am
Customer Information System
Mikayla Armstrong, Hensall Co-op

 

Register here

 

The draw will take place at the end of our event.

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