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PRIDE Seeds donates to W.R. Reek Project Ridgetown Campus of the Ontario Agriculture College

August 27, 2012, Pain Court, ON – Over 180 members of the PRIDE Seeds dealer network took part in the
announcement of the donation made by PRIDE Seeds to the W.R. Reek Student Service
and Alumni Centre project at the Ridgetown Campus, of the Ontario Agriculture College.

“We are proud to sponsor the Reek Building initiative given that it supports two overall goals within our
organization,” emphasized Stephen Denys, Vice President Sales & Marketing with PRIDE Seeds. “The
first goal being to support efforts aimed at creating a larger and skilled work force in agriculture and the
second to support our local community.”

Over the next few years there will be an unprecedented number of opportunities in agriculture said
Denys. “The University of Guelph and the Ridgetown Campus play an important role in ensuring we have
the skills we need in agriculture to help feed the world.”

The PRIDE Seeds operation is based in the Chatham-Kent area. “Many of PRIDE Seeds employees
either attended the Ridgetown campus to obtain their diploma or have taken courses or attended training
seminars there,” says Denys. “The value this campus brings to the community both locally and for
agriculture community in general is significant. As a result it is imperative that the business community
that benefits from this campus supports initiatives aimed at making it a stronger institution.”

Campus Project contact Ken McEwan, and Manager, Communications, Liz Meidlinger accepted the
donation on behalf of the project committee.

“As we prepare to welcome another large cohort of Agriculture Diploma students to campus in early
September, this leadership gift will have a significant impact on providing an improved student
experience for all Ridgetown students and this gift will also help to ensure our future commitment to
excellence in agriculture education”, added Ken McEwan, Interim Campus Director, Ontario Agricultural
College, Ridgetown Campus.

For more information on the W.R. Reek Project, please contact: Liz Meidlinger, Manager,
Communications and Advancement, Ridgetown Campus at 519-674-1500 ext.63587

August 27, 2012  By Pride Seeds


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