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Growing the Agriculture Equipment Manufacturing Industry in Canada

  • By: AMC
  • On: 09/02/2016 11:58:31
  • In: News
September 2, 2016: The Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC) is pleased to announce a new corporate partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) taking immediate effect. FCC joins Canada's Farm Progress Show and Supreme Basics as one of AMC's key corporate partners.
Under the leadership of president, Leah Olson, AMC has a new strategic plan that was rolled out in December 2015 that focuses the organization on advocacy and increasing knowledge about the important economic contributions of agriculture equipment manufacturers across Canada. More than half of the agriculture equipment manufacturers are located in communities less than 10,000 people and despite their remote location, provide great employment opportunities in manufacturing, finance, marketing and various other realms.

In addition to employment, agriculture equipment manufacturers produce some of the most innovative products globally. In 2015, Canada exported just over $1.8 billion of agriculture implements globally. Key markets included the United States, Australia, Russia, Kazakhstan and Germany.


"We recognize the national scope and commitment of Farm Credit Canada to the agriculture industry which aligns well with the strategic plan we launched last December at our annual general meeting," said Olson. "Our mission is to grow the agriculture equipment manufacturing industry in Canada and with partners like FCC, we know this can be done.


“FCC believes in building partnerships with associations from across Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector that help them to add real value to the industry,” FCC Senior Director of Agribusiness and Agri-food Vern Rourke said. “We're pleased to work with AMC to continue to deliver value to their members and to the entire industry.

ABOUT AMC:

The Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC) is a national, member-driven organization dedicated to sustaining a strong, viable and highly respected Canadian agricultural manufacturing industry. With just under 300 members, our mission is to: "foster and promote the growth and development of the agricultural equipment manufacturing industry in Canada." To find out more about what we do for members, please go to: www.a-m-c.ca. Connect with us on LinkedIn or engage with us on Twitter @AMCShortlinecda.

ABOUT FCC:

FCC is Canada's leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $28 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and its role in feeding an ever-growing world. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and agri-food industry. Our profits are reinvested back into agriculture and the communities where our customers and employees live and work. Visit fcc.ca or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Twitter @FCCagriculture

Media Contacts:

Leah Olson
President, Agriculture Manufacturers of Canada
(306) 522-2710 ext 225

leah@a-m-c.ca

Sue Exner
Marketing Manager, Farm Credit Canada
(306) 780-6781

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