ADAMA Awards Four Ag Retails $15,000 for Local Causes

#ThankARetailer Winners Include Ag Retails in ON, MB, SK, AB

WINNIPEG, March 16, 2017 /CNW/ - After an outpouring of support from rural communities across Canada, ADAMA Canada has selected four agri-retailers to receive grand prizes of $15,000 each to donate to worthy causes in their communities. ADAMA Canada launched its inaugural #ThankARetailer contest in November last year and on Friday announced the following winners for each region:

Eastern Canada: Huron Perth Ag Service Inc. — Woodham, Ontario
Manitoba: Foster Ag. Services — Arborg, Manitoba
Saskatchewan: Richardson Pioneer — Strasbourg, Saskatchewan
Alberta & BC: Bashaw Crop Services — Bashaw, Alberta

The #ThankARetailer contest encouraged Canadians to nominate agri-retailers that make an outstanding contribution to their community, then vote for them online to improve their chances of winning. Over 220,000 votes were cast for 52 nominated retails, many of which garnered significant support through social media. Several local newspapers also featured their town's nominee to help spread awareness and rally votes.

According to Andrew Mann, CEO of ADAMA Canada, reactions to the contest far exceeded ADAMA's expectations. "Our entire team is blown away by how much support our nominees received," said Mann. "It just goes to show how much people appreciate the hard work of their local ag retails, and how passionate they are about giving to good causes in their hometowns."

More information on each winner, including the good causes they are supporting, can be found at

ADAMA Canada is leading an alternative approach to crop protection products in the Canadian ag industry. With effective products and practical business solutions, ADAMA works with ag retailers and growers to simplify the way they do business — because agriculture is complex and challenging enough as it is.

Globally, ADAMA is active in over 40 countries and is known for innovation, its approach to product development and its observance of strict standards of environmental protection and quality control. For more information, visit


For further information: Jodi Starodub, Demand Creation Manager, Ph: (204) 250-8911, E:; ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Canada Ltd., 302-179 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S1,

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