Friday, June 3, 2016

Get Your Wheat Timing Right

As you may already be aware, there is a fairly small window this spring on your wheat protection options.

Here is a quick video to help you get your timing right for your T3 fungicide application. A T3(flowering) fungicide application with a product like Prosaro helps maximize yield and quality by controlling diseases like Stripe Rust and suppressing Fusarium Head Blight (FHB).

Are you unsure of your wheat timing, and need some assistance? Ask one of our crop specialists!

Friday, May 20, 2016

The GROWMARK Interns Are In Full Swing!

The GROWMARK interns spending their summer with FS PARTNERS did some in-field training with Precision Ag Manager Nicole Weber this week. FS PARTNERS is excited to have Will Chesney, Julia Thompson and Neals Van Wely providing crop scouting to growers throughout our trade area this summer.

They spent the week checking for flag leaf in the wheat. Based on their estimates, you will be busy in the wheat fields within the next couple of weeks! ‪#‎FSPinthefield‬

More about the GROWMARK Intern Program*:

61 college students have begun exploring agricultural career opportunities this summer as GROWMARK interns! 

They are working at FS member cooperatives in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Ontario, Canada; as well as Growmark FS, LLC, MID-CO COMMODITIES, and the GROWMARK corporate office in Bloomington, Illinois. 

*excerpts from GROWMARK's Facebook page

Read more about the program on GROWMARK's website: .

Friday, May 6, 2016

Encouraging Workplace Safety

The FS PARTNERS H&S Incentive Program was designed to encourage a positive safety culture in our workplace. Whether procedure or performance-based recommendations, employees are encouraged to provide their input to contribute to the hub safety.

Today, FSP Marketing Assistant Juli Paladino was recognized by H&S Specialist Erin Byram for her procedure-based health & safety recommendations.

If you've got a recommendation, Erin wants to hear from you, too! Let's have a safe spring!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Great Lakes Grain announces its new general manager

Great Lakes Grain announces Don Kabbes as its new general manager

CHATHAM, ONTARIO, March 30, 2016 – We are pleased to announce that Don Kabbes has accepted the position of general manager for Great Lakes Grain based in Chatham, Ontario. The change takes effect April 4, 2016.

Kabbes has demonstrated exceptional leadership ability during his more than 32 years working in the Ontario Co-operative System, holding increasingly progressive positions and most recently as the market development manager for Great Lakes Grain since 2010.

Kabbes has had a passion for agriculture his entire life. He received his diploma in agricultural business management from Centralia College of Agricultural Technology. He has served on numerous agricultural and community boards and committees, such as the Grain Farmers of Ontario and the Petrolia Minor Hockey Association. He also operates a small cash crop farm in west Lambton County.

Kabbes replaces Alex Elliott who has announced his plans for retirement with Great Lakes Grain in December this year. Elliott has served the agricultural co-operative system for more than ten years and we thank him for his dedication and leadership towards the advancement of Great Lakes Grain during his tenure.

Great Lakes Grain  is a grain marketing partnership between AGRIS Co-operative Ltd. and GROWMARK, Inc. (including FS PARTNERS, a division of GROWMARK, Inc.) Great Lakes Grain is one of the largest operators of Ontario country elevators. It represents close to 20 million bushels of storage capacity with total marketing in excess of 40 million bushels. Great Lakes Grain serves farmers out of 25 AGRIS Co-operative and FS PARTNERS branded locations that span from Windsor through to Toronto and north to Georgian Bay.

Co-operatively yours,

Jim Campbell                                          Frank Barron
General Manager                                     General Manager              
AGRIS Co-operative                                 FS PARTNERS