Wednesday, December 7, 2016

FS PARTNERS Delhi Staff Celebrate Over 140 Years of Service!

This past weekend when the FS PARTNERS Delhi staff got together for their Annual Christmas Dinner, it was like a page in the history of the FS System was uncovered. Not only did it provide an opportunity for co-workers and their partners to celebrate the holiday season together, but to also celebrate some significant service history milestones.

This year in service award milestones, the Delhi hub recognized a combined total of 140 years service among seven staff. FSP hub manager Morley Friesen recognized the following individuals:

Jim Kloet, 40 years
Bob Perrin, 30 years
Doug Hill, 25 years
Sherry Roberts, 20 years
Wayne Gray, 15 years
Laura Robinson, 5 years
Justin Geiser, 5 years

Jim K.
Bob P.
Doug H.
Sherry R.
  

Please join us in congratulating these folks on being a part of the system, and building our history!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at FS PARTNERS.

We hope that you have a safe and happy holiday. Our offices will be closed Monday, but will resume business on Tuesday. We are thankful for your business, and look forward to serving you throughout the busy harvest season.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Experience being a GROWMARK Intern in Summer 2017

Every year, FS PARTNERS is fortunate to have GROWMARK summer interns join our team. These students are valued team members, each contributing in different ways to an agronomy, energy or grain marketing segment of our business.

As a prerequisite to the program, each student is currently enrolled in a four year program at the University of Guelph, and entering in to their final year.

This year, FS PARTNERS Precision Ag Manager Nicole Weber was fortunate to have three summer interns assisting in various areas of the agronomy side of our business: Neals Van Wely, Will Chesney and Julia Thompson.

As members of the GROWMARK intern program, they are challenged throughout the summer with individual projects in a real work environment, which are then presented at the GROWMARK head office in Bloomington, IL at the end of their term.

The internship allows students to combine their agricultural knowledge with independent thinking. Ultimately, the goal is to inspire our youth to pursue careers in agriculture following their post-secondary education.

Summer intern Will described the program as this: "The internship exceeded my expectations. GROWMARK and FS PARTNERS went out of their way to ensure it was a memorable summer".

On October 5th, Nicole will be at the University of Guelph
OAC Job Fair from 10-3. Feel free to drop by!
GROWMARK is currently hiring their summer interns, as well as crop scouts for summer 2017. We encourage interested parties to share their resume: Nicole Weber, Precision Ag Manager, FS PARTNERS by email at nweber@fspartners.ca or by mail to: Nicole Weber, FS PARTNERS, 1 Chandaria Place, Unit 7, Kitchener, ON N2C 2S3.


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: http://www.growmark.com/news/Pages/GROWMARK-Names-2016-Summer-Interns.aspx .