Harvest Land Helping Bulldogs

We were recently approached by a community member who works with Bulldogs Helping Bulldogs, which is a group comprised of the 5 local Centerville Churches.  Prior to the pandemic, the churches were starting a cooperative focused on helping fund after school tutoring for families who could not afford it and to pay off lunch debt for students so they could continue to receive school lunches. When schools closed, they refocused their efforts to feeding students in need.

The Centerville school system received approval to provide 10 meals a week through May 20th. They continue to work alongside schools to provide supplemental food during this school break and now provide fresh and pantry foods one time a week to cover the 11 meals per week not covered by the school.

The need for food has grown weekly and in order to provide supplemental food to over 400 students, their recent cost was approximately $1500. This money purchased fresh and pantry food from Gleaners food bank in Indianapolis.  As long as hungry students come to the distributions, they hope to continue to provide them with food through this time of crisis, but they’re running out of funds.

Harvest Land partnered with Land O’Lakes to contribute $1,500 towards Bulldogs Helping Bulldogs so these students could continue to receive meals for another week. As a farmer-owned co-op, we’re awfully passionate about feeding people, especially those in our hometowns.

If you want to learn more about the Bulldogs Helping Bulldogs program or to make a donation to ensure a meal for a child, we invite you to visit their Facebook page.

We’re operating with many unknowns in the world today, but one thing we believe strongly in is that no child should go hungry. We’re proud to partner with Land O’Lakes and Bulldogs Helping Bulldogs during this time to cultivate communities and keep kids fed.

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EnergyPro Assurance

Our EnergyPro sales team’s milage has slowed quite a bit in the last month for obvious CMC Vertical Tag CMYKreasons. They’re taking quite seriously the health and well-being of their customers and families. EnergyPro customers can rest assured that while you may not see them in the office, at the pump or at the farm gate, they’re still working diligently to provide the highest quality fuel and lubricants to our customers.

This week we invite you to meet the dynamic team members and hear their message regarding the slow in -face-to-face contact.

We invite you to reach out to Jason, Cindy or Mae for your energy needs. The show must go on, and we’re here to help.

Jason Deboo: 765.914.1541, jdeboo@harvestlandcoop.com

Cindy Lee: 765.993.4359, clee@harvestlandcoop.com

Mae McDaniel: 765.748.3636, mmcdaniel@harvestlandcoop.com

 

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Dear Class of 2020

Our 2019 annual report was titled, “Unprecedented” and throughout the publication, we
told the story of how the year was unlike any before, because of a 100-year weather event.

We might want to use that title again for 2020.

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While this is being written, our teams are running full bore to get seed to planters, fertilizer is being spread, burn down is taking off; all of this is being done to support farmers who are taking advantage of a few warm, dry days. Our work is essential, and it continues.

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But we’re not blind to the fact that there is a special group of people who are adjusting to a new normal brought to us by COVID-19.

Hey, Class of 2020: We see you.

You’re disappointed.

You’re disappointed because all the milestone events in your final year of high school are likely not going to happen.

No prom, FFA banquet where you pass the gavel, or senior awards program. No last time hearing your name announced on the baseball field or final dash around the track. Even county and state fairs hang in the balance. The rite of passage events that everyone else has experienced for generations are being sacrificed for safety and that is what makes this catastrophic event so heartbreaking for the Class of 2020.

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Hey, Class of 2020: We see you.

You’re lacking closure.

You’re lacking closure because one day you left the high school excited about an early spring break and expected to return. You expected to still have the opportunity to say goodbye to your favorite teachers, your FFA advisor, your old bus driver and the counselor that helped you complete approximately 99 scholarship applications. You didn’t clean out your locker, or turn in that senior English assignment that was to determine your final grade. You didn’t say goodbye to anyone or anything. You didn’t stand in the shop, the library or the gym one last time and take in that smell of a special place where you spent so many hours. Chapter 12, the very final chapter, of your favorite book has been ripped out and you’ll never get the ending you envisioned in your head.

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Hey, Class of 2020: We see you.

You’re feeling anxious.

Oh, we understand that feeling. This global event has left each of us with more questions than answers. We, too, wish we knew when it was going to be over and life could go back to normal. But remember, you’re used to chaos. In fact, you’ve always grown in chaos. You were born into an unstable world right after September 11, 2001, and in a few months, you’ll move out into another one. New classes, new buildings, new teachers, jobs, friends, advisors, trade school, responsibilities, and schedules.

You’ve got this. You’re going to do great.

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We strangely feel the disappointment right along with you, as we know how important deboo scholarshipthis year of life is. In fact, one of our favorite parts of spring is attending many senior
awards programs and giving scholarships to some awfully deserving ag kids. We’re going to miss saying, “Congratulations” and shaking those hard-working hands this spring; the certificates will have to be mailed.

Hey, Class of 2020: Your graduation, season-ending game, last state FFA contest or final week of high school may look different, but we see you. And by the way, we see your parents and grandparents during this time, too.

 

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From a local business embedded in dozens of rural communities, we’ve watched you
grow from ornery, curious toddlers who would ask a lot of questions, to awkward pre-teens who ate all of our popcorn at the ag centers and today you’re confident and capable. We’re proud of all you’ve done and all you will go on to do. Do not let this unpredicted turn of events put out that fire for the future that you feel right now.

 

 

 

Let it burn. Keep it bright. Charge ahead.
We say with great confidence that the best is yet to come.

 

2019 Harvest Elite Data

They say that data is only as good as the people who submit it, and we’re proud to declare that our farmer-members who are part of Harvest Elite are top-notch operators, managers, and conservationists.

They stand behind the success found in this program and this week we want to share with you the final data coming out of our 2019 Harvest Elite contest.

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Want to join the fun? Contact your YieldPro Specialist for 2020!