Bridging Consumers with Producers
June 29, 2020

At South Country Co-op, our Agro Team is ready to be a resource for more than just our area producers. We know that consumers have a growing need to know, and hunger to understand where their food comes from. Co-op's are a touchstone for both; our direct connection to our member-producers gives us first-hand insight into where our local goods come from that we confidently present to our member-guests with pride within our stores. 

Some of that confidence comes from the consistent upgrading and training our Team pursues to ensure producers get the best guidance possible, and the programs our Agro Division can offer to improve efficiency, productivity and safety. One such program is called Grown with Purpose, a "comprehensive suite of best management practices that assist crop planning and management" by utilizing 4R Nutrient Stewardship. 

“Through Grown with Purpose, Co-op Grow Team members will build custom strategies for growers to improve fertilizer efficiency and other on-farm performance metrics,” Trish Meyers, PAg, CCA, Director of Crop Supplies with Federated Co-operatives Limited said. “We will also help producers capture and verify that data so they can show their community — and the people buying their grain — exactly how their farm is economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.”

Our commitment to the success of local producers helps us develop deeper partnerships with them; partnerships that can offer extra stability and a platform for quality products that could make their way to Co-op shelves across western Canada. Our unique business model gives buyers a level of trust and dependability in the products and a direct path from producer to plate.

Contact your local South Country Co-op Agro Centre to learn how we can assist you today!

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