S-Scan Farms of Scandia, Alberta was named the McCain 2016 Crop Year Champion Potato Grower for the McCain Coaldale plant during the annual Growers’ Appreciation Banquet held at the Coast Hotel in Lethbridge.
Approximately 140 guests gathered to celebrate the Top Growers and their achievements and enjoy a social evening together.
Master of ceremonies for the evening was Jeremy Carter, Field Department Manager. Emily Snowdon, Field Rep Agronomist, announced the Top 10 Growers.
Both expressed congratulations to the Growers, along with other McCain management Shai Altman, President, McCain Foods Canada, Bryan McCourt, VP Marketing, McCain Foods Canada, Mark MacPhail, Director of Agriculture Integrated Supply NA, and Andrew Jay, Coaldale Plant Manager.
Stan and Stuart Kanagawa accepted the Champion Grower Award for S-Scan Farms. They were thrilled to receive this award for the first time. S-Scan Farms has been in the Top 10 line-up for a total of eight times.
Top 10 Group:
FRONT (L TO R): Jerry Zeinstra, Marko Maksymytz, Dwayne Vossebelt, Delbert Vossebelt, John Vossebelt, Stuart Kanagawa, Stan Kanagawa, Louis Claassen, Wietske Woordman, Arjan Woordman, Harvey DeBoyer, Bill Tamminga
BACK (L TO R): Mark MacPhail, Director Agriculture, Integrated Supply NA, Colin McLean, Andrew Jay, Coaldale Plant Manager, Jaco Kolhorn, Lauren Stiekema, Laus Stiekema, Chris Perry, Harold, Perry, Bill Torsius, Andrew Torsius, Lane Lievaart, Shai Altman, President, McCain Foods Canada, Randie Davenport, Emily Snowdon, Field Representative, Jeremy Carter, Manager, Field Department, Bryan McCourt, VP Marketing.
1. S-Scan Farms, (Champion Grower) Stan & Stuart Kanagawa, Scandia
2. Chin Coulee Spud Farms - John, Delbert & Dwayne Vossebelt, Chin
3. Claassen Farms Ltd. - Louis & JP Claassen, Vauxhall
4. Woordman Farms - Arjan & Wietske Woordman, Taber
5. Zeimak Farms - Marko Maksymytz & Jerry Zeinstra, Taber
6. Perry Produce - Harold & Chris Perry, Chin
7. Stiekema Kolhorn JV - Laus Stiekema & Jaco Kolhorn
8. Tamminga Farms - Bill Tamminga & Harvey DeBoyer, Barnwell
9. Torsius Tater Farms - Bill & Andrew Torsius, Grassy Lake
10. Lane Lievaart Farms - Lane Lievaart, Chin