Foodgrains field ready for harvest

The land is almost bare as farmers are taking advantage of the beautiful weather and harvesting the crops off of their fields.

The Ponoka Foodgrains Bank will be harvesting its crop on Oct. 4 and everyone in the community is invited to come to the field for lunch.

The land is almost bare as farmers are taking advantage of the beautiful weather and harvesting the crops off of their fields. There are still a few full fields left that dot the horizon and one of those fields will require the support of the whole community.

The Canadian Foodgrains Ponoka Growing Project will be harvesting its 170 acres of wheat on Oct. 4 and everyone is encouraged to attend and enjoy a lunch and an afternoon of fun.

Larry Henderson, committee member, says that the event brings together virtually everyone and believes that it is a good event to attend or help out with.

“We really have a great time out there,” said Henderson. “There are so many people involved, we have businesses, farmers, truckers, churches and community members, etc. it really involves the whole community.”

There will also be old equipment featured that will be working on the field as well.

“It’s great for our seniors who remember threshing machines and the old time equipment that was used,” said Henderson.

There are about 33 projects in Alberta and all the money generated from the harvest goes to World Hunger. The government recognizes the organization and the need and gives four dollars for every dollar donated.

For more information contact Henderson at 403-782-5218 or Peter Doornenbal 403-783-2947.

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