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Co-op Week

Co-op Week
Co-op Week 2017 will take place from October 15-21.
Co-op week is a celebration of Canadian co-operative and credit union members. Co-op Week is always celebrated during the same week as International Credit Union Day, which is the third Thursday in October of each year.

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Brandon Caughell

 I am pleased to announce that Brandon Caughell has accepted the position of elevator manager for our Thamesford branch effective immediately. Brandon was previously the customer service manager at AGRIS Co-operative in Glencoe and most recently the assistant branch manager at our Dutton location. Brandon grew up and currently lives in the Wallacetown area. Brandon attended Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, graduating with honours in Chemistry. In his spare time Brandon enjoys the outdoors, hockey and helping out on a local farm.
Brandon looks forward to working in his new role as elevator manager with all of our Thamesford and area customers and can be reached at 519-520-6887 or at   
Please join me in welcoming Brandon to the Great Lakes Grain team!

Don Kabbes
General Manager
Great Lakes Grain


Trisha Tales
I am pleased to announce that Trisha Tales has accepted the full-time role of merchandising assistant in our Chatham office. Trisha has been working with our administration team for the past month and is eager to be learn more about the grain business. Trisha lives in Chatham with her husband Eric and their three girls, Callie, Nora and Lilah. In her spare time, Trisha likes to knit, go camping and is an avid wresting fan.
Trisha can be reached at 519-380-2393. Her email is  Please join me in welcoming Trisha to the Great Lakes Grain team!
 Don Kabbes
General Manager
Great Lakes Grain

Harvest Safety

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Harvest to Benefit from Dry Thursday
Bryce Anderson (Bio) – DTN Meteorologist

Weather Thursday will be warm and dry, making conditions for fieldwork beneficial for most crop areas. » More DTN Weather Commentary

Posted at 12:35PM Wed Oct 18, 2017 CDT

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Nov 0.802800 0.798300 0.802450 0.005000
Dec 0.803000 0.798150 0.802950 0.005300
Jan 0.803150 0.800000 0.803150 0.005250
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Dec 350'4 347'6 348'6 -1'4
Mar 364'0 361'4 362'6 -1'4
May 372'2 369'6 371'0 -1'2
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Nov 988'4 981'6 983'4 -0'4
Jan 999'2 992'2 994'0 -0'2
Mar 1008'4 1002'0 1003'4 -0'2
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Dec 435'2 429'0 429'6 -4'6
Mar 454'0 448'2 449'0 -4'4
May 467'4 462'0 463'2 -4'0

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Direct Deposit
Great Lakes Grain offers direct deposit payments
We are pleased to offer you easy and efficient direct deposit services for your grain and oilseed business. Direct deposit offers a number of benefits including:
·  You will no longer have to manually deposit your cheque.
· You will have immediate access to your funds.
· Postal delays and disruptions are eliminated.
We will send you confirmation of our deposit to your account in one of the following ways:
· Electronic information to your email address.
· Facsimile to your fax phone number.
·Through your branch representative.

Complete details and a downloadable enrolment form

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Celebrating 150 Years
Celebrating More Than 150 Years of Farming in Ontario
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is offering a free sign to any farm that has been In operation for 150 years. The offer has come in connection with Canada’s 150th anniversary. The Ontario government is honouring the more than 150 years of tradition in agriculture that has sustained families and communities in our province.
To register for a celebratory sign to note the more than 150-year agricultural heritage of your family, community or farm property visit .


Ridgetown Offering Free Integrated Pest Management Course For Corn, Soybean Growers
The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus will soon be offering classroom and on-line Integrated Pest Management Courses for corn and soybeans.
These half-day courses are among the requirements farmers need to buy and use neonic-treated corn or soybean seeds under the new provincial government regulations.

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Grower Course Online
 Grower Pesticide Safety Course – Learn and Certify Online
Farmers now have the option of taking the Grower Pesticide Safety Course via the internet. Each online course takes place over five days and requires participation in each one of those five days. 
This new online option is best suited to those who are self-directed learners, competent in the use of a computer and have access to a high-speed internet connection.  What to expect from the online course and what are the requirements?
-- Click here for more info. The traditional classroom style sessions are also still available.  
Click here for the traditional classroom course dates and locations. 
Click here for upcoming dates for the new online courses.
Or call OPEP at 1-800-652-8573

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