The Southwest Booster

Nomination­s now open for Rooted in the Prairies Project


Farmers across Western Canada now have an opportunit­y to partner with CANTERRA SEEDS to plant a crop in support of a cause near and dear to their hearts.

Through their Rooted in the Prairies Project, the company is accepting project nomination­s on their website for seed to be planted in the 2023 crop year, with the proceeds to be donated to the charitable or non-profit organizati­on nominated.

The Minnedosa Grain Growing Project, which donates the proceeds of its fields to the Canadian Foodgrain Banks, was the recipient of 12 bags of CS4000 LL canola seed last year which resulted in a $42,000 contributi­on to the charity.

“Many volunteers take time to put the crop in and help take it off. It is such a good feeling to know that with many hands working together, help can be provided to those who are less fortunate,” says Barry Mcnabb, who nominated the project last year.

“Every donation means one less expense to grow the field and additional funds that can go to the Foodgrains Bank,” he says.

The deadline to nominate projects at for seeding this year is March 31. Nominators may also put an organizati­on forward for a monetary donation directly from CANTERRA SEEDS until September 30.

Launched in 2021, Rooted in the Prairies Project has invested over $250,000 in local communitie­s across Western Canada.

“This project is about teamwork and supporting the communitie­s we live in,” says David Hansen, President and CEO of CANTERRA SEEDS. “Every year we look forward to the opportunit­y to plant a seed – our investment – in the spring to help these projects and seeing that seed turn into something far more valuable.”

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