Farming for Health Project harvest happens

It was harvest day at the Farming for Health Project, a fundraising effort by The Health Foundation.

The first five years of the project funds went toward a new hospital, In that five years they had made $1 million through the yearly effort, which was put away from the hospital project whenever it is undertaken by the province.

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In 2018 funds from the farming project were used to buy much need equipment to update the laboratory services at the Regional Health Centre in the city.

In 2019 the Foundation used the dollars raised for a new diagnostic ultrasound unit for the health centre, which would be used in cases of heart issues, cancer tumours and joint ailments. The unit had a price tag of $200,000.

Tuesday six combines, two grain carts and of course trucks to haul the crop carried out the harvest operations.

The equipment came from Pattison Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Equipment and Yorkton New Holland.

Flaman Sales Ltd. provided a grain cart.

In addition Jordan Ford of Ford Family Farms helped out today with a combine and tractor/grain cart.

Larry Hillworth also brought out his combines. He operated one and the other was operated by Jason Popowich.

Fuel for the day was donated by Legacy Co-op.

AVT Transport hauled the grain to Louis Dreyfus.

It was Oct. 7, when the crop was harvested in 2019. See related article here

The2020 crop was planted in May. See related story here

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