Weather delayed things a day but Kubota Hay Day was finally held Thursday afternoon.
While the day was an opportunity for people to get a hands-on look at Kubota haying equipment at work in the field, there was also another reason for the equipment rolling across the field.
Logan Stevens, the local Kubota dealership, used the demonstration to cut, rake and bale hay that will be sold as a fundraiser for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Yorkton Terriers.
Jason Popowich, general manager at Logan Stevens explained that the Terriers have 170-acres of hay to harvest, about 90-acres on land provided by the City of Yorkton, and the remainder on land owned by Vern Brown.
“Last year they sold 320 bales,” said Popowich, adding that was about $20,000 in sales. “That’s a really good fundraiser.”
By volunteering to do some of the field work, 90-acres this year, Popowich said the business benefits too.
“Kubota staff get to come out and learn about the equipment,” he said, adding it’s a demonstration opportunity for customers as well.
As a corporation Popowich said Kubota has been involved in supporting the Canadian Football League and major junior hockey, and working with the Terriers follows that trend.
“It’s down to the grassroots, and giving back to the community,” said Popowich.