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Milk River Ridge School receives $5,000 in Lallemand “Hometown Roots” contest

Posted on October 26, 2023 by admin
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The Milk River Ridge School recently received a cheque for $5,000 after Lallemand Plant Care announced area farmer Kache Miller as the Alberta winner of the second Hometown Roots Family Contest.  

Miller was awarded the opportunity to select a hometown organization to receive a $5,000 donation from Lallemand. 

“With the number of school-aged children in our area declining over the last twenty years and the need for modernization, our community is combining our elementary and high schools,” explains Miller. “We hope this donation can go towards helping with the purchase of sporting and play equipment. Thank you Lallemand for helping our community.” 

The Hometown Roots Family Contest was designed by Lallemand to support rural roots by giving back to community-based organizations. It was first launched in 2022 and continued this year. 

“Lallemand is proud to support the communities we call home,” says Anne Favre, Strategic Marketing Director – USA & Canada, Lallemand Plant Care. “We recognize the important role communities play in shaping our lives and our families’ lives. As such, we are pleased to bring back the Hometown Roots Family Contest for a second year. It is a unique way for retailers, growers, and their families to give back to their communities. We are thrilled to present this funding to the community of Milk River.”  

During the contest, from November 2022 through May 2023, growers in the prairie provinces had the opportunity to enter by either purchasing Lallemand Plant Care inoculants, including LALFIX® START SPHERICAL Granule and LALFIX® PROYIELD LIQUID Soybean, or by writing an essay explaining what farming means to them and how they would leverage the funds to support their community.

  Miller purchased his Lallemand inoculant from P&H in Milk River. Winners have also been selected in both Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  

Lallemand is an expert in yeast and bacteria manufacturing. The family-owned, privately held Canadian company is now a global leader in the development, production, and marketing of microorganisms for various agri-food industries. Lallemand Plant Care works closely with clients to deliver the right technology, in the right formulation, for the right application, and is committed to solving grower challenges, significantly improving yield and crop vitality.

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