Research Crop Grows Opportunity in Saskatchewan While Supporting Prostate Health
Two of Redhead Equipment’s favourite things are agriculture and giving back to the community they’ve been part of for nearly 70 years. What’s even better is when they’re able to combine the two. That’s what happened when they partnered with DuPont Pioneer to grow new and advanced crops.
Every year since 2014, the partners plant a 70 acre corn and soybean crop near Saskatoon for the purpose of learning how the crops grow in Saskatchewan’s climate. Jarrod Pugh, Agricultural Sales Manager for Redhead Equipment in Saskatoon is pleased to lead this project. “It’s great to provide Saskatchewan farmers with another option for crops,” he says. “Not only is this project about the ability to actually grow the crop, but having the technology and equipment available as well.” As a Case IH dealer, Redhead Equipment has been able to test their equipment in corn crops to ensure farmers have the tools they need to succeed.
After another successful harvest in 2016, Redhead Equipment and DuPont Pioneer donated $25,000 of its crop profits to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation in support of the Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health. “Farming and philanthropy are two things that Saskatchewan people know very well. Thank you to Redhead Equipment and DuPont Pioneer for this generous donation and their unique crop collaboration to help purchase a new GreenLight Laser XPS to treat men with prostate conditions at the Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health at St. Paul’s Hospital,” says Bruce Acton, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation CEO.
Unfortunately, 1 in 8 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. “With statistics like this, early diagnosis, improved testing, and better treatment options are key; we’re happy to support the efforts of St. Paul’s Hospital to change the future of prostate cancer in our province,” adds Pugh.
To date, the Corn and Soybean Test Crop Initiative has raised over $50,000 for health charities including the Saskatchewan Children’s Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital.