As the Board of Directors of your Hensall Co-op, we recognize the importance of having a diverse group of advocates for Canadian agriculture on our team, including our board. With the pending retirements of Board Members unable to seek re-election, we are looking for passionate individuals operating within diverse agricultural businesses who can bring us new ideas and insights as we strive to continue our growth trajectory. We know diversity in thought and experience will bring us closer to our vision; that of being ‘the most sought-after and trusted partner and employer, delivering value-added products and solutions locally and around the world, while creating innovative investment opportunities for our member-owners’.

As a board member you will be exposed to a wide range of business practices that can be applied on your farm. This would include human resource management, health and safety protocols and practices, quality systems, using measurement and key metrics to track financial and operational performance and financial forecasting.

All in all, this is an opportunity to grow your business acumen while helping a large Canadian agri-business grow.

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please contact Terry VanderWal (t.walagri@gmail.com), Sebastian Kraft (skraft@hurontel.on.ca) or any member of the Board.

 

The nomination form is available here.

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Our second annual photo contest is open! It's FREE to enter so be sure to start snapping as the beans are being planted.

 

We were so pleased with the success of last year’s contest that we have launched another contest this year and we have added a new category!

 

Grand Prize - Yeti Package and Image as the cover of the 2021 Hensall Co-op Annual Report.
Runner-up Best Image: $350 Yeti Package
First prize in each category: $100
Second prize in each category: $50
Third prize in each category: $25

 

Details and Entry Form 

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Announcing our 2nd Annual Photo Contest

with a Contest! 

 

Post a photo of a farm dog and email to marketing@hdc.on.ca. 

We will randomly select a winner on April 15th. 

The winner will receive a YETI Rambler.

 

Full contest rules and entry form are here.

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Be sure to order early at Ailsa Craig, Kurtzville or Ripley for your chicks, turkeys, muscoveys and RTL's as they sell out FAST!

 

Don't forget to purchase your Hensall bird feed when you pick up your birds. 

 

To order from Hensall Co-op Ailsa Craig, contact Christine at cwebb@hdc.on.ca or 519.232.4449

 

To order from Hensall Co-op Kurtzville, contact Emily at ewideman@hdc.on.ca or 1.877.858.2220, ext. 200

 

The Hensall Co-op Ripley order form and price list are available here.

 

 

Contact your local Hensall Co-op for delivery dates.

 

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Hensall Co-op Animal Nutrition is pleased to announce Trouw Nutrition is hosting three FREE webinars for dairy producers. Each webinar will include a presentation followed by an interactive question and answer session.

 

Webinar #1 – February 17, 2021 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Managing stress during uncertain times

Shawna Percy, Life Voice Canada Inc.

To register: click here

 

Webinar #2 – February 24, 2021 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Managing cows in robot barns for best behaviour

Dr. Trevor DeVries, University of Guelph

To register: click here

 

Webinar #3 – March 3, 2021 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Optimizing nutrition of robot milked cows

Dr. Trevor DeVries, University of Guelph

To register: click here 

 

To register, click the links above.

If you attend one of the three webinars, Trouw Nutrition will send you a $10 Subway gift card and a Shur-Gain toque.

 

For more information contact your Hensall Co-op dairy sales representative.

 

Download the poster here

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GFO District Meetings

Each January, Grain Farmers of Ontario supports its 15 districts in holding District Meetings.

 

2021 District Meetings

2021 January District Grain Committee Meetings will be hosted online through Zoom. The Board of Directors has approved this change in meeting format to ensure the health and safety of all farmer-members and staff as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

 

Meeting schedule and more information can be found at https://gfo.ca/about/district-meetings/

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The Optimist Club of Moorefield & Hensall Co-op Drayton present the 2020 Reverse Christmas Parade at Hensall Co-op Drayton, 7153 Sideroad 12 Mapleton, Dec 5, 6 - 8:30 pm. Santa will be there. Join us in your vehicle & bring a Drayton Foodbank donation.

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Members! Less than a week to our Virtual AGM being held at 10 a.m. November 25th. Sign up with the link below to be updated on what is happening in your Co-op from the comfort of your own home. Questions? Call 1.800.265.5190 / option #2.

 

https://pheedloop.com/hdc2020/site/

 

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In view of the Covid-19 legislation enacted by the Ontario government and given our strong desire to protect the health and safety of everyone in our communities, this year’s AGM will be held entirely virtually on November 25, 2020. We will be providing further information as we move closer to the date.


Consistent with prior years, we will be holding elections with online voting.  A change in the composition of the Board has opened up an opportunity for a nominee to fill an open position as Director. This means we will be filling 4 Director positions during the AGM.

Three incumbents will be seeking new terms:
Sebastian Kraft (Dungannon) has completed one 3-year term;
Henry Vander Burgt (Dashwood) has completed two 3-year terms and,
Peter Dinsmore (Gorrie) has completed three 3-year terms.

 

The 4th Director is an open position. Mr. William Wallace, our Secretary of the Co-operative for the last 15 years is retiring effective November 25th, 2020 and Mr. Robert Cornelis has been appointed as the Secretary of the Co-operative. Therefore, Robert Cornelis’ position of Director is open for a director nominee and will not be contested by an incumbent. 


Nominations for new Directors must be submitted prior to this Thursday October 15, 2020 and under the bylaws of our Co-op, members cannot be nominated from the floor at the meeting. 


Time is running out for nominations. If you know of a candidate who you believe will represent the members of Hensall Co-op well as a Director on our Board, we encourage you to nominate him or her using one of the following options:

  • By delivering the nomination form in person to the Secretary of the Co-operative, Mr. William Wallace;
  • By facsimile transmission addressed to the Secretary of the Co-operative at (519) 262-2450;
  • By email to bwallace@hdc.on.ca.

 

The nomination form is available here:

 

Nomination Form

 

Thank you for participating in your farmer-owned co-operative. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s virtual AGM on Wednesday November 25, 2020.

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For locations and dates, please look at our event listings

 

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