Breaking a Record for Hunger

This Friday, September 30th, one hundred and sixty acres of soybeans near Listowel, Ontario will soon have a huge impact on families around the world. Through the combined efforts of local farmers, agri-businesses, and rural and urban churches the soybean field has been planted with the goal of raising thousands of dollars for people in need through CFGB. Dubbed “Harvest for Hunger”, the project’s organizers also hope to break a world record by harvesting the crop in under ten minutes. Christian Reformed Church post. 09/26/2011

 

All We Need is Good Weather for a World Record Soybean Harvest

Over 110 combines are committed to a Perth County farm for the world record soybean harvest attempt on September 30. A large crowd is expected to attend the site on Highway 23, 1 kilometre north of Monkton. Perth County Farmers post. 09/23/2011

 

Ontario farmers attempting world record soybean harvest to raise funds for Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to sell harvested soybeans at live charity auction during Harvest for Hunger. On September 30, 2011, a group of local farmers and hundreds of supporters from Perth County, Ontario will attempt to set a new world record by harvesting 160 acres of soybean crop with more than 100 combines in under 10 minutes. The record attempt is part of Harvest for Hunger, a unique project organized by five local area farmers— Richard Van Donkersgoed, Peter Rastorfer , Mike Koetsier, Randy Drenth and John Tollenaar—to raise funds for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and help end global hunger. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will sell the harvested soybean crop in a live unreserved charity auction during the event, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) will also match proceeds raised in the auction. Yahoo Finance story. 09/23/2011

 

Ontario farmers attempting world record soybean harvest to raise funds for Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to sell harvested soybeans at live charity auction during Harvest for Hunger. On September 30, 2011, a group of local farmers and hundreds of supporters from Perth County, Ontario will attempt to set a new world record by harvesting 160 acres of soybean crop with more than 100 combines in under 10 minutes. The record attempt is part of Harvest for Hunger, a unique project organized by five local area farmers—Richard Van Donkersgoed, Peter Rastorfer, Mike Koetsier, Randy Drenth and John Tollenaar—to raise funds for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and help end global hunger. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will sell the harvested soybean crop in a live unreserved charity auction during the event, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) will also match proceeds raised in the auction. CN Wire Group story. 09/23/2011

 

Ontario farmers attempting world record soybean harvest to raise funds for Canadian Foodgrains Bank

On September 30, 2011, a group of local farmers and hundreds of supporters from Perth County, Ontario will attempt to set a new world record by harvesting 160 acres of soybean crop with more than 100 combines in under 10 minutes. The record attempt is part of Harvest for Hunger, a unique project organized by five local area farmers—Richard Van Donkersgoed, Peter Rastorfer, Mike Koetsier, Randy Drenth and John Tollenaar—to raise funds for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and help end global hunger. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will sell the harvested soybean crop in a live unreserved charity auction during the event, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) will also match proceeds raised in the auction. Journal of Commerce post. 09/23/2011

 

Ontario farmers attempting world record soybean harvest to raise funds for Canadian Foodgrains Bank

On September 30, 2011, a group of local farmers and hundreds of supporters from Perth County, Ontario will attempt to set a new world record by harvesting 160 acres of soybean crop with more than 100 combines in under 10 minutes. The record attempt is part of Harvest for Hunger, a unique project organized by five local area farmers—Richard Van Donkersgoed, Peter Rastorfer, Mike Koetsier, Randy Drenth and John Tollenaar—to raise funds for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and help end global hunger. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will sell the harvested soybean crop in a live unreserved charity auction during the event, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) will also match proceeds raised in the auction. Norfolk Street United Church, Guelph Points to Ponder. 09/23/2011

 

All We Need is Good Weather for a World Record Soybean Harvest — September 30

Over 110 combines are committed to a Perth County farm for the world record soybean harvest attempt on September 30. A large crowd is expected to attend the site on Highway 23, 1 kilometre north of Monkton. Randy Drenth, chair of the group of farmers that is leading this attempt, emphasizes that their primary goal is raising awareness of the hunger issue. Huron County Federation of Agriculture post. 09/23/2011

 

Ontario farmers to attempt world record

A group of Ontario farmers are trying to set a world record and help feed the hungry at the same time. At the end of the month, local farmers will try to harvest 160 acres of soybean crop with more than 100 combines in less than 10 minutes. Hundreds of supporters have donated money to the farmers’ goal, all of which will go toward Harvest for Hunger, a charity that local growers established, which aims to help end starvation. Jiffy Storage News post. 09/23/2011

 

Combines set to roll for world record Sept. 30

One hundred combines will gather on a Perth County farm Sept. 30 to set a world record soybean harvest. Area farmers have prepared a 160-acre field of soybeans with a goal of harvesting it in less than 10 minutes. “Our goal is to gather as many combines as possible to harvest the field in a very short period of time,” said Randy Drenth, one of the organizers. The project, dubbed Harvest for Hunger, is a project to raise money for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Wellington Advertiser story. 09/23/2011

 

Combining for a Cause

It isn’t only wealthy benefactors and government agencies that help with hunger relief. Farmers help in many ways too. On September 30 at 12 noon, Ontario farmers will jump on 100 combines on a Perth County farm to set a world record soybean harvest. Five farmers from the Listowel/Monktonarea have planted a 160-acre field of soybeans with a goal of harvesting all 10,000 bushels it in less than 10 minutes. Their hope is to raise $200,000 by auctioning the soybeans at the site right after the record-breaking attempt. The soybeans were planted this spring by volunteer organizers Richard Van Donkersgoed, Peter Rastorfer, Mike Koetsier, John Tollenaar and Randy Drenth. According to these farmers, “One hundred combines is the minimum to set the world record, but our goal is to get 150 combines in the field on harvest day.” The more combines the faster the field can be harvested in world record time. Leslie Ballentine post on Let’s Talk Farm Animals. 09/20/2011

 

Harvest speed record sought

“Gentlemen, start your combines.” Those are the words about 100 farmers will be waiting to hear through a radio feed on Sept. 30. All those combines will be on a 64-hectare field hoping to set a world record for fastest soybean harvest. The goal is to harvest the field in 10 minutes. Can it be done? London free Press story. 09/16/2011

 

Harvest for Hunger

The harvest will be held two kilometers north of Monkton, Ontario, on Highway … Hunger. We hope you will find time to come and celebrate the bounty. First St. Andrews United Church, London post. 09/16/2011

 

Chasing a world record

“Gentlemen, start your combines.” Those are the words about 100 farmers will be waiting to hear through a radio feed on Sept. 30. All those combines will be on a 64-hectare field hoping to set a world record for fastest soybean harvest. The goal is to harvest the field in 10 minutes. Can it be done? “Yes, we think so, assuming we have it all organized and there are no breakdowns and the weather is great. This is an attempt,” said Elbert van Donkersgoed. Stratford Beacon Herald story. 09/16/2011

 

Combines set to roll for world record attempt

One hundred combines will be gathering on a Perth County, Ontario farm on Sept. 30 to set a world record soybean harvest. A group of farmers from the Listowel/Monkton area have prepared a 160-acre field of soybeans with a goal of harvesting it in less than 10 minutes. Atlantic Farm Focus story. 09/15/2011

 

Combines set to roll for world record attempt

One hundred combines will be gathering on a Perth County farm on September 30 to set a world record soybean harvest. A group of farmers from the Listowel/Monkton area have prepared a 160-acre field of soybeans with a goal of harvesting it in less than 10 minutes. “Our goal is to gather as many combines as possible to harvest the field in a very short period of time,” says Randy Drenth, one of the organizers. Ontario Farmer story. 09/15/2011

 

Breaking a Record for Hunger

The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee receives significant financial support through its membership in the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB). The fundraising event described below will in part fund CRWRC projects. One hundred and sixty acres of soybeans are growing near Listowel, Ontario and will soon have a huge impact on families around the world. Through the combined efforts of local farmers, agri-businesses, and rural and urban churches the soybean field has been planted with the goal of raising thousands of dollars for people in need through CFGB. Dubbed “Harvest for Hunger”, the project’s organizers also hope to break a world record by harvesting the crop in less than ten minutes. Christian Reformed World Relief committee post. 09/15/2011

 

Harvest for Hunger & BASF team up for a record soybean harvest.

BASF and Harvest for Hunger are raising soybeans for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to provide food for less fortunate people who are struggling with famine and hunger. For more information on how to support this effort visit https://harvest4hunger.wordpress.com/. Soybean Yeac.net post. 09/15/2011

 

Harvest for Hunger – Combines Set to Roll for World Record Attempt

One hundred combines will be gathering on a Perth County farm on September 30 to set a world record soybean harvest. A group of farmers from the Listowel/Monkton area have prepared a 160-acre field of soybeans with a goal of harvesting it in less than 10 minutes. Farms.com post. 09/14/2011

 

World Record Soybean Harvest Date Set

We know of at least one Perth County soybean field that’s going to be harvested September 30th. That’s the day the Harvest4Hunger group will be making their world-record attempt. Spokesman Randy Drenth Interview. Blackburn Agri-Media story. 09/12/2011

 

Harvest for Hunger – Combines Set to Roll for World Record Attempt

One hundred combines will be gathering on a Perth County farm on September 30 to set a world record soybean harvest. A group of farmers from the Listowel/Monkton area have prepared a 160-acre field of soybeans with a goal of harvesting it in less than 10 minutes. “Our goal is to gather as many combines as possible to harvest the field in a very short period of time,” says Randy Drenth, one of the organizers. Farms.com event. 09/11/2011

 

Ontario Growers and Syngenta Canada Teaming up to Fight World Hunger in Record-Breaking Fashion

Next month, Ontario farmers will attempt to harvest 160 acres of soybeans in world record time – hoping to complete the task in under 10 minutes. The initiative is called Harvest for Hunger and it’s a fundraiser for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working together to end global hunger. The field site is in Perth County, near Monkton, Ontario. Local farmer Randy Drenth is Harvest for Hunger Chair. “We are planning for more than 100 combines to roll across the field together on harvest day,” Drenth says. “Our goal is to raise $200,000 for global hunger relief projects, and increase awareness for the need to fight hunger through publicity surrounding the event. We hope to harvest and auction off 10,000 bushels of soybeans. To our knowledge, this type of harvest has never been attempted before with soybeans.” Syngenta post. 08/17/2011

 

Listowel farmers get support from BASF Canada to break harvest record

BASF Canada is sponsoring a group of Listowel farmers determined to set a world record for the fastest harvest, all in the name of world hunger. The Harvest for Hunger initiative aims to raise funds for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank by setting a world record for harvesting 160 acres of soybeans in less than 10 minutes. As a major sponsor of the project, BASF is donating crop protection products to secure quality soybean yields from the event. Such sponsorships help offset input costs to ensure that all funds raised through Harvest for Hunger can be donated directly to international hunger programs. BASF post. 08/17/2011

 

More Combines Wanted For World Record Harvest Attempt

Five Listowel-area farmers are hoping to set a world record this fall. They’re aiming to harvest 160 acres of soybeans in record time as a fundraiser for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Randy Drenth is one of those farmers. He says they’ve already got 52 combines signed up. Drenth says the beans are doing well and they hope to be able to set the date for the record attempt on September first. The field involved is one concession north of Monkton in Perth County. Blackburn Agri-Media story. 08/08/2011

 

Harvest for Hunger project needs combines

Despite one of the most challenging planting seasons in recent memory, Harvest for Hunger – a unique Canadian Foodgrains Bank soybeans growing project to raise funds to help hungry people in the developing world – is on track. As of July 12, the soybean crop is knee high. But organizers – who are hoping to set a world record by harvesting 160 acres of soybeans in well under 10 minutes on a farm in Perth County, just west of Wellington County – need somewhere between 100 to 200 combines to set the record. Wellington Advertiser story. 07/22/2011

 

More combines needed for world record attempt

Despite one of the most challenging planting seasons in recent memory, Harvest for Hunger—a unique Canadian Foodgrains Bank soybeans growing project to raise funds to help hungry people in the developing world — is on track. As of July 12, the soybean crop near Monkton is knee high. “We’re really pleased by how well it’s coming along,” says Harvest for Hunger chairperson Randy Drenth, one of five Minto and North Perth farmers who organized the fundraising effort to help people who are hungry in the developing world. Minto Express story. 07/20/2011

 

Harvest for Hunger June Update

Some of the committee members on a crop tour June 20, 2011.

Despite one of the most challenging planting seasons in recent memory in Ontario, the Harvest for Hunger (H4H) project is up and growing. As of June 20th, the soybeans were just beyond the third trifoliate leaf stage, more than 6 inches tall and looking great.   Through the efforts of the committee, several agri-business and local farmers, the field was cultivated and planted between the frequent rains. Canadian Foodgrains Bank post. 06/28/2011

 

Group Of Canadian Farmers Announce Project To Set World Harvest Record

BASF Canada is sponsoring a group of Listowel farmers determined to set a world record for the fastest harvest, all in the name of world hunger. The Harvest for Hunger initiative aims to raise funds for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank by setting a world record for harvesting 160 acres of soybeans in less than 10 minutes. As a major sponsor of the project, BASF is donating crop protection products to secure quality soybean yields from the event. Such sponsorships help offset input costs to ensure that all funds raised through Harvest for Hunger can be donated directly to international hunger programs. Agri-Marketing story. 06/23/2011

 

Canadian Farmers Aims to Set World Harvest Record

BASF Canada is sponsoring a group of Listowel farmers determined to set a world record for the fastest harvest, all in the name of world hunger. The Harvest for Hunger initiative aims to raise funds for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank by setting a world record for harvesting 160 acres of soybeans in less than 10 minutes. As a major sponsor of the project, BASF is donating crop protection products to secure quality soybean yields from the event. Such sponsorships help offset input costs to ensure that all funds raised through Harvest for Hunger can be donated directly to international hunger programs. Wisconsin Ag Connection story. 06/23/2011

 

Canadian Foodgrains Bank

The WS Foodgrains Committee has allocated the current available monies from Outreach and directed givings to the local grow project in Halton and to the Harvest4Hunger project. The Halton project we have supported for 12 years. The H4H project, initiated by farmers in the Listowel/Monkton area, is an attempt to raise $200,000 for the CFGB by planting 160 acres of soybeans. Support can take many forms: land, fertilizer, seed, tillage, combines, manual labour. We have taken another option … purchasing soybeans @ $20 per bushel to augment the income of the project. Wellington Square United Church, Burlington post. 06/09/2011

 

Farmers Are Looking For Help To Break A World Harvest Record

Harvesting soybeans is usually an all-day affair that can last several days on any particular farm. But, a group of farmers are planning on speeding up that process this year. They plan on setting the world record for fastest harvest by combining 160 acres of soybeans in less than 10 minutes. A committee of six farmers from Perth, Huron and Wellington counties have come together to make this record happen and raise some money for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. “We got the idea in January when we saw a Youtube video from Manitoba where they harvested a wheat field in nearly 11 minutes,” says Randy Drenth, chair of the committee and Huron county farmer. “We’re trying to beat that and set a new world record.” (www.harvestforkids.com) Ontario Grain Farmer story. May/June 2011

 

Harvest for Hunger

Five Perth County farmers are looking for combines to assist them harvesting 160 acres of soybeans in five minutes. Hanover Post story 05/19/2011

 

Mission : récolter 160 acres de soya en 5 minutes

Cinq fermiers de la région de Listowel, en Ontario, ont décidé de faire une pierre deux coups en créant l’événement Harvest for Hunger (Récolter pour la faim). L’événement qui a pour but principal d’amasser 800 000 dollars pour l’organisme de lutte contre la faim Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFB) vise également à établir un nouveau record mondial de récolte. Ils planifient récolter 160 acres de soya… en moins de cinq minutes ! Agricom story 05/18/2011

 

Producers’ donations help feed millions

20,000 tonnes of grain worth $5 million; $4 million in 20,000 tonnes of grain worth $5 million; $4 million in cash donated to Canadian Foodgrains Bank. More than 220 grow, community projects slated for this year. Winkler Times story. 05/14/2011

 

Community Rallies to Achieve World Record

Listowel, Ontario is a small farming community, but it may soon become the scene of a world record. Christian Week, Manitoba story. May 2011

 

World Record Harvest Attempt Update

A group of Foodgrains Bank supporters in Perth County are attempting a world record soybean harvest. Donations in time and inputs have been generous and 50 combines have already signed up. The committee is now working with the grain industry to purchase the soybeans at a premium price of at least $20 per bushel. They are also inviting community groups, churches and individuals to support this project by purchasing virtual bushels through a $20 donation. These virtual bushels can be purchased on-line at www.foodgrainsbank.ca/harvest_for_hunger.aspx. or, by mailing a cheque to the CFGB office, or Randy Drenth, H4H Chairman, 90010 Fordwich Line, Clifford, ON NOG 1MO. Follow their progress at www.harvest4hunger.wordpress.com. Community of First United Church, Owen Sound newsletter. May 2011.

 

Midwestern Ontario Farmers Plan Soybean Harvest Record

How fast can 160 acres of soybeans be harvest when there’s a good cause involved? We’ll find out in September. That’s when a group of farmers will try to beat the world record on a farm near Monkton in Perth County. Blackburn AgriMedia story. 04/15/2011

 

Harvest for Hunger News

A group of farmers want to set a world record by harvesting 160 acres of soybeans in well under 10 minutes on a farm in Perth County. The project, dubbed Harvest for Hunger, is a unique growing project that will raise money for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. “Our goal is to gather as many combines as possible to harvest the field in a very short period of time,” says Randy Drenth, one of the organizers. “We will need somewhere between 100 to 200 combines to pull this off.” Farming Sources post.

 

Harvest for Hunger

A group of farmers want to set a world record by harvesting 160 acres of soybeans in well under 10 minutes on a farm in Perth County, Ontario. The project, dubbed Harvest for Hunger, is a unique growing project that will raise money for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. “Our goal is to gather as many combines as possible to harvest the field in a very short period of time,” says Randy Drenth, one of the organizers. “We will need somewhere between 100 to 200 combines to pull this off.” Atlantic Farm Focus post. 04/14/2011

 

Combines needed to set world record

A group of farmers want to set a world record by harvesting 160 acres of soybeans in well under 10 minutes on a farm in Perth County. The project, dubbed Harvest for Hunger, is a unique growing project that will raise money for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFB).  “Our goal is to gather as many combines as possible to harvest the field in a very short period of time,” says Randy Drenth, one of the organizers. “We will need somewhere between 100 to 200 combines to pull this off.” Wellington Advertiser story. 04/07/2011

 

Local farmers hope to harvest a world record

If you take about 200 combines and let them loose on about 160 acres of soybeans, what do you get? A new world record — at least that’s what several area farmers are hoping for. The group is making plans to harvest a field of soybeans this September in under 10 minutes. But snagging a world record isn’t the biggest priority – they’re also doing it to help feed the hungry and support the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Listowel Banner story. 03/30/2011

 

Ontario Farmers Hope to Set World Record

Have you ever wanted to set a world record? A group of farmers in Listowel, Ontario do. They want to set a world record for harvesting 160 acres of soybeans. The five farmers—Richard Van Donkersgoed, Peter Rastorfer, Mike Koetsier, John Tollenaar and Randy Drenth—plan to do this through Harvest for Hunger, a unique growing project that will raise money for Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Canadian Foodgrains Bank post. 03/09/2011

 

You are invited to be part of something BIG!

Almost a billion people in the developing world don’t have enough to eat. Here in Canada, we are blessed to be living in a land of bountiful harvests. That’s why farmers in the Listowel, Ontario area, have created Harvest for Hunger, a unique project to raise money to end hunger through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. And we want to invite you to be part of it! Canadian Foodgrains Bank post. 02/14/2011

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