Helping Hands

Cheadle LIONS Canadian Foodgrains Bank Project

Cheadle lions, food grains, premium ag

Harvesting a large crop for the Food Grains bank. All equipment/labor were those of volunteers. Organized by the Cheadle LIONS.

Matt is the project chair for the Cheadle LIONS’ Canadian Foodgrains Bank fundraising project. Since 2007 their involvement has contributed to almost a million dollars worth of grain or donations. It is a  powerful sight to see over 40 combines, and hundreds of volunteers and well wishers joining together to see the results of the growing season coming off to benefit those in developing countries.
The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a Christian initiative based on  local community groups working together to provide grain to help hungry people all around the word. Volunteers come together to farm acres of land with the harvested amount donated to Foodgrains.  The federal government will match donations up to a potential 4:1 basis.

Cheadle LIONS hosted a Corn Maze during the 2011 and 2012 seasons in place of a large scale crop for harvesting and donation to the Food Grains Bank.

“I feel very fortunate in my life and in my career and especially in the community and country that I live in. Hunger is something that is associated with the backbone of agriculture and to know that we are helping people who are in need of food, water, and good agricultural practices which we might take for granted is very satisfying.  The harvest celebrations are a very emotional day in seeing all the sponsors and producers come out when they have their own crop to harvest several miles away”.  Matt Gosling, 2010

For more information on the Canadian Foodgrains Bank visit www.foodgrainsbank.ca

For more information on the Cheadle LIONS Club visit www.cheadlelions.ca

Ride to Conquer Cancer

RCC, Ride to conquer Cancer, Team Farmer, Premium Ag, Matt Gosling

Some Team Farmer members gathered for a long distance group practice ride, weeks before the 2012 Ride.

Premium Ag Sponsors and rides in the Ride to Conquer Cancer each year. The team is named, ‘Team Farmer” and has a large percentage of agricultural sponsors and riders.

The ride takes place over two days in June where all teams complete a 220 km coarse. The funds raised go directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Over three years the team has raised over $ 200,000 for Cancer and the team keeps growing!

 

Community Involvement

Premium Ag recently sponsored a new set of jerseys for Strathmore Minor Hockey

Premium Ag recently sponsored a new set of jerseys for Strathmore Minor Hockey

Premium Ag prides itself on being an active member of the communities we work and live in. We do many volunteer hours every year, primarily in the Strathmore area. From serving ‘Beef on a bun’ at Strathmore Heritage days, to flipping pancakes for family day, we try to positively contribute to our community.

You never know where you’ll run into a Premium Ag team member, it could even be at a Minor Hockey game.

 

 


March 4, 2014   »   Yup, Its still Winter.

Premium Ag team members have been busy attending meetings and seminars all winter, as well as crop planning and meeting with clients. The annual Winter meeting is coming up mid-March. This year we are hosting in two locations, Strathmore will be the primary meeting, an additional meeting has been added for our clients in Oyen [...]

December 10, 2013   »   Premium Ag Wins Business of the Year

Premium Ag’s two founders, Matt Gosling and Andrew Clements were honored to receive the Agri-Trend ‘Buisness of the Year’ award in Saskatoon earlier this month. The ‘Buisness of the Year’ award is the evolution of the earlier ‘Agri-Coach of the Year’ Which Premium Ag had won 5 years in a row, up to last year. [...]