Canada’s Agriculture Day is back!

Last year, the entire ag industry celebrated across the country, shared our pride, opened doors to new food conversations, and trended nationally on Twitter. And we can’t wait to do it again in 2022.


Join us on Tuesday, February 22 as we raise a fork to the food we love.


Connecting with consumers

Canada’s Agriculture Day is a time to showcase all the amazing things happening in the industry and help consumers see the connection to where their food comes from and the people who produce it. Consumers want to learn more, and this day is a great way to start the conversation.


Here are just a few ways you can get involved:

  • Post a photo, make a video, or write a blog. Share what you’re doing on social media using the hashtag #CdnAgDay.
  • Encourage your friends to show-off their culinary talents using all-Canadian ingredients.
  • Teach someone something new about agriculture. Share your knowledge and story with others.

These ideas are only suggestions – come up with your own ways to share your passion for ag and inspire others to join the conversation. It’s all about celebrating Canadian agriculture and food in engaging, fun and respectful ways.


For more inspiration, visit AgDay.ca


We can’t wait to celebrate with you on February 22!


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We are pleased to invite you to attend our fifth online seminar in our 2021/22 SEED series. SEED is an acronym for Success, Enrichment and Economic Development. This series provides information you need to succeed in your farming operations by strengthening your bottom line and growing your asset base.


When: Thursday February 17, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. EST


Our speakers:

  • Financial Markets - Grant Galloway, Credential Asset Management
  • Grain Trading for Producers - Cesar Cruz, Advanced Trading Inc.
  • Japan - An Update on Hensall Co-op's Largest Export Market - Jason McNaughton, Hensall Co-op


Register here


Everyone who attends this event will be entered to win one of 2 $250 credits which can be used towards Hensall Co-op purchases or placed in an investment account*.


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

*Money must be held in an investment account for at least 6 months. 

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Bell Let’s Talk Day is Wednesday, January 26 and we’re joining in to help drive meaningful progress in mental health.


COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our lives, including our mental health. However, tools are available to support ourselves and each other.


Since 2010, Canadians and people around the globe have joined in the world’s largest conversation around mental health on Bell Let’s Talk Day. Together we have taken big steps to reduce the stigma around mental health issues and inspire one another to take action and help create a Canada where everyone can access the mental health support they need. In a recent survey conducted by Nielsen Consumer Insights, 82% of Canadians now say they are comfortable speaking with others about mental health, compared to only 42% in 2012. By joining in and taking action, we are all helping to make a real difference.


This year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign highlights the ways we can support ourselves and those we care about through actions like listening, being there and talking. Every Canadian can play a part in their communities, workplaces, schools and at home.


Keep listening, talking and being there for ourselves and each other.


On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell donates 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for every applicable text, local or long distance call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, every LinkedIn and Twitter and YouTube view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video, and every use of the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat lens. All at no cost to participants beyond what they would normally pay their service provider for online or phone access.


Please join us this Bell Let’s Talk Day by showing your support for all those who live with mental illness and those taking action to help them.

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This year, in addition to acknowledging two long-serving directors - Steve Jansen and Keith Strang on their retirement, there will be an election to fill 3 positions on the Board of Directors.


While we strongly encourage you to attend the meeting, we recognize some of you cannot make the event. The Board of Directors has decided to make voting by phone open from 10:15 am to the close of voting (estimated to be at approximately 11:25 a.m.). 


Members can call 1.800.265.5190 and select Option 2 to vote. Please follow the prompts to vote. 


The candidates in this election are:

  • Don Boersma 
  • Paul Gowing
  • Carol Leeming
  • Marlene Munn

We are pleased to provide video of the candidates’ speeches HERE 

or click on the images below:


Don Boersma


Paul Gowing


Carol Leeming


Marlene Munn





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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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