Harvest surpasses target

 

It took about a minute longer than hoped to harvest the soybeans but Harvest for Hunger passed its fundraising target. The goal was to harvest 160 acres of soybeans in 10 minutes or less but it took 11 minutes and 43 seconds. “At least two of the combines plugged up and another two had equipment failure,” said spokesperson Elbert van Donkersgoed. “The combines that had no trouble completing their swath did so in less than the target 10 minutes but a number were needed to turn around and cut part of a swath for those that were out of the race.” Organizers had hoped to raise $200,000 for Canada Foodgrains Bank for famine relief. The first-time event raised an estimated $250,000. Stratford Beacon Herald story. 10/08/2011

 

 

 

Harvest for Hunger is Community Triumph

 

Tuesday, October 5 was a day of celebration and achievement for residents of the Listowel, Ontario area and for hungry people around the world as thousands flocked to the Tollenaar farm to take part in the Harvest for Hunger. The goal of the day was to set a world record for the fastest time to harvest 160 acres of soybeans and to raise $200,000 for Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The five farmers who championed the event—Richard Van Donkersgoed, Peter Rastorfer, Mike Koetsier, Randy Drenth, and John Tollenaar—more than realized their goal with over $250,000 raised and an event that the community will surely talk about for years. Presbyterian World Service & Development post. 10/07/2011

 

 

 

Fundraiser A Grand Success – World Record Set but Not the One They Sought

 

The Harvest for Hunger was everything the organizers hoped for as a fundraiser for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. In addition 160 acres of cash crops were harvested in record time but not quite in the target time the organizers had set for themselves. Farmers in the Monkton area of Ontario have set a world record time for harvesting 160 acres of standing soybeans in 11 minutes and 43.59 seconds. They put 115 combines, each valued somewhere between $200,000 and $400,000, into the soybean field and harvested an estimated 8,000 bushels for the fundraising auction that followed. Farms.com story. 10/07/2011

 

 

 

Harvest 4 Hunger Surpasses Fundraising Goal

 

They may not have set a world record for harvesting but they’re making a pretty impressive donation to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The Harvest 4 Hunger organisers estimate they raised close to 250 thousand dollars in the Monkton-area event this week. Their target was 200 thousand. All the inputs to grow the soybean crop and the ingredients for the lunch at the event were donated by local businesses. The first winning bid for a bushel of the soybeans harvested was for 1 thousand dollars. CKNX Radio 920AM story. 10/07/2011

 

 

 

Canadian Hunger Project Sets Record 120 Combines in One Field

 

It seems nothing could stop Harvest for Hunger from achieving its goals of raising awareness for global hunger through a fastest soybean combine attempt. Even after two rain delays and damp soil, more than 120 combines took to the field to combine 160 acres of soybeans in a record-setting 11 minutes and 43 seconds–all in benefit of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Wisconsin AgConnection story. 10/07/2011

 

 

 

Canada’s “Harvest For Hunger” Project Sets Soybean Combining Record

 

It seems nothing could stop Harvest for Hunger from achieving its goals of raising awareness for global hunger through a fastest soybean combine attempt. Even after two rain delays and damp soil, more than 120 combines took to the field to combine 160 acres of soybeans in a record-setting 11 minutes and 43 seconds – all in benefit of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. As a major sponsor and long-time supporter of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, BASF donated crop protection products to the Harvest for Hunger program which played a key role in achieving fundraising goals. AgriMarketing story. 10/07/2011

 

 

 

2011 World Record Soybean Harvest for Hunger

 

Harvest for hunger world record soybean harvest for charity. Farms.com slide share. 10/06/2011

 

 

 

Harvest 4 Hunger World Record Unclear

 

It isn’t quite clear if Harvest 4 Hunger broke the world harvesting record, but they still posted impressive results. Over 120 combines harvested 160 acres of soybeans outside of Monkton in under 12 minutes. Winkler, Manitoba holds the world record for wheat, but the farmers yesterday were harvesting soybeans which generally take longer to harvest. The event organizers hope to raise $200,000 for Canada Foodgrains Banks. CJCS 1240 AM Radio story. 10/06/2011

 

 

 

Bean harvest sets record

 

One hundred and twenty combines. Sixty-five hectares. less than 12 minutes. One world record. “Well, that was fun,” quipped Harvest for Hunger committee chairperson Randy Drenth after the dust had settled on the Monkton-area farm where the quickest soybean harvest on record was completed Wednesday afternoon. The official time: 11 minutes and 43 seconds. It wasn’t fast enough to beat the overall world record harvest, which was set on a wheat field in Manitoba with 11 minutes, but it was an impressive feat nonetheless. Stratford Beacon Herald story. 10/06/2011

 

 

 

Harvest for Hunger hits time and dollar targets

 

Wednesday’s Harvest for Hunger not only raised more than $200,000 locally to salve world hunger it brought people together. At least 4,000 people, including 250 volunteers, were on hand as 120 combines buzzed through a 160-acre soybean field near Monkton in Perth County. Combine operators completed the harvest in 11 minutes and 43 seconds. Emily Cain, communications coordinator with the beneficiary Canadian Foodgrains Bank, based in Winnipeg, says the project set a world record for fastest soybean harvest. “They’re the time to beat.” Better Farming story. 10/06/2011

 

 

 

Harvest for Hunger

 

Perth farmers tried to set a record by harvesting some 160 of soybeans in under 11 seconds. In the process they raised a lot of money for famine relief. Here’s a link to their site, which features some pictures of the field where they attempted to beat the record. Ontario Morning, CBC Radio story. 10/06/2011

 

 

 

Foodgrains Bank Grateful For Harvest4Hunger Efforts

 

It took a lot of volunteer hours to pull together this week’s Harvest4Hunger event near Monkton. The main beneficiary of the event was the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Spokesman David Mayberry says he’s grateful for the efforts of everyone involved. Blackburn Agri-Media story. 10/06/2011

 

 

 

Driver Impressed With Harvest4Hunger Enthusiasm

 

It was a lot of fun. That seemed to be a common theme from those participating in and those watching yesterday’s Harvest4Hunger event near Monkton. Over 120 combines harvested 160 acres of soybeans in just under 12 minutes. That’s not a harvest record – but it’s believed to be a soybean record. Randy Deblock was one of the combine drivers. 101.7 The One story. 10/06/2011

 

 

 

Harvest 4 Hunger Just Misses World Record

 

They just missed the world record, but Harvest 4 Hunger still posted impressive results yesterday. Over 120 combines harvested 160 acres of soybeans outside of Monkton in 11 minutes and 43.59 seconds. But unfortunately, that wasn’t quick enough to beat the current record of 11 minutes and eight seconds set in Winkler, Manitoba. The event organizers are hoping to raise $200,000 for Canada Foodgrain Banks. 107.7 FM Stratford story. 10/06/2011

 

 

 

Harvest of Hunger huge success; Event raises over $250,000 to end hunger

 

Thousands of people flocked to a grain farm north of Monkton, Ontario on Wednesday, October 5th, to take part in Harvest for Hunger. The goal of the day was to set a world record for the fastest time to harvest 160 acres of soybeans and to raise $200,000 for Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The five farmers – Richard Van Donkersgoed, Peter Rastorfer, Mike Koetsier, Randy Drenth, and John Tollenaar – more than realized their goal. 120 combines started rolling at exactly 1:30 PM, stirring up dust and excitement among the thousands of people gathered to watch. Canadian Foodgrains Bank post. 10/06/2011

 

 

 

Boeren in Canada

 

door JasperT » 07 okt 2011 22:44

 

Gerben77 schreef:Leuke en goede actie in Ontario
Monkton, ONTARIO . October 5, 2011.

 

Over 120 combines of all shapes, sizes and vintages harvested 160 acres of soybeans in less than 12 minutes. With Phil Main and Ray Bayton from CKNX am 920. CKNX at Harvest 4 Hunger – World Record Harvest 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwjhJLgpo54&feature=player_embedded#!
Meer info:http://farms.com/FarmsPages/ExpertsBio/tabid/293/Default.aspx?NewsId=45868&authorid=190. Veeteelt Forum post.

 

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