The Portage Terriers wrapped up their "Grow Project 2022" last week bringing in 1000 bushels of soybeans.
Cody Buhler, marketing director for the Terriers, says the team received donations from different community partners to help grow and harvest the soybeans.
Buhler outlines that in the spring, New Gen Seed donated seed. Overton Environmental donated 25 acres of land. Munro Agriventures seeded for the club throughout the year. The Portage Agri-Sales gave some chemicals, and then this last Friday, Enns Brothers helped harvest the field, which ended up at Richardson Pioneer in Dundonald.
"So, it took a lot of different groups and a lot of different people to make the grow project a success again this year."
Parker Scherr and Austin McLean were the players selected for this team fundraiser, and Buhler says they enjoyed getting the chance to get on the combine and help out.
"There's a lot of work that goes into it, and so we really appreciate all of the donations that were made again for it. We had just about just under 1000 bushels of soybeans that we were able to harvest this year. So, when we received the check from Richardson Pioneer. It was for just over $16,000. This was a huge boost for the club."
Buhler shares that the soybeans harvested were high quality, and the team looks to continue this venture in the future.
"It is a great way to engage with the agricultural community," notes the marketing director for the Terriers.
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