The Farming for Health committee is pleased to announce that the 2021 crop had a net yield of 29.4 bushels of Nexera canola per acre. “Given the year and the lack of rain, we consider this to be a very successful result from our harvest,” said Larry Hilworth, Co-chair of the Farming for Health Committee. “I think Al Mitchell, our co-chair, with AgraTactics Agronomy, did a great job planning our crop.”
There was great support from the farm machinery dealerships; three combines were provided by Rocky Mountain Equipment, Pattison Ag and Mazer Group. In addition local farmers Glen and Jordan Ford brought a combine and a grain cart and Richard and Sean Ford and Larry Hilworth each brought a combine to help out. As well AVT transport brought two semis – it only took us five hours to take the crop off. Once we started we didn’t leave the field, Lakeview Insurance brought out lunch from Mr. Mike’s and Miccar Aerial brought coffee and donuts as we were wrapping up.
"This is a project that all of the participants believe in," said Mr. Hilworth. "There is a lot of work to farming this land; the businesses involved set aside their own business to donate time, equipment or product to make this project successful. This project is a success because the people involved care and want to see the project succeed.”
Thanks to Glen and Jordan Ford for combining and running a grain cart as well as Sean and Richard Ford for running combines. Thanks to the City of Yorkton for donating the land. Bushels of thanks to everyone who helps out: LDC; Corteva, Cargill, Rocky Mountain Equipment, Mazur New Holland, Pattison Agriculture, Al Mitchell Co-chair, Miccar Aerial, Legacy Co-op, Assiniboine Valley Transport, RB Cox Insurance, Synergy Ag, Flaman’s Sales and Larry Hilworth.
Members of the Farming for Health Committee are Larry Hilworth; Pattison Agriculture; Rocky Mountain Equipment; Mazer Group; Al Mitchell of AgraTactics Agronomy; Miccar Aerial; Louis Dreyfus Company; Legacy Co-operative and Assiniboine Valley Transport (AVT). In addition to these businesses there are a number of individuals and businesses who participate in and contribute to the project.
Once all the revenue and expenses are in, Farming for Health will issue a statement about the financial results for the year and what equipment will be purchased for the regional hospital.