There was near record turn-out of owners, customers and guests attending the 95th Annual Meeting of Wanstead Farmers Co-operative held at the Wyoming Fair Building in December 6, 2018.
A detailed review of the operational and financial highlights was given by board president Martin Gerrits and general manager Peter Kelly. Nick Gerrits, a Co-operative Young Leaders Camp attendee that was sponsored by Wanstead Farmers Co-operative, gave report on his activities from camp this past summer, as well as the important lessons he learned.
Guest speaker Andrew Campbell, the “Fresh Air Farmer” gave an entertaining and insightful presentation on how farmers might be able to help improve the communications and the understanding of agriculture with city folks. GROWMARK Ontario regional director Kim Fysh gave an overview of the GROWMARK System in North America and the continued growth and strength of the co-operative system overall.
Wanstead Farmers Co-operative also recognized retiring directors Matt Pray and Ivan Tavares for their years of valuable service on the board. Re-elected as a director for a three term was Norm Minielly and newly elected were Kevin Forbes and Jamie Duncan.
Light snow and rain lingered during Monday through the southeast U.S. areas from southeast Tennessee and northern Alabama eastward into North Carolina. Showers were also reported in the Pacific Northwest Monday with snow showers expected Monday afternoon and night through the northern Rockies. Mainly dry elsewhere in the key U.S. crop areas Monday. Temperatures ranged from the 20s in the Canadian Prairies to the low 70s in southeast Florida. » More DTN Weather Commentary