Business Notes

Seed Hawk equipment achieves distinguished status

Langbank, Saskatchewan based Seed Hawk Inc. has become the first agricultural equipment company to receive Carbon Trust carbon footprint certification.   This after the Saskatchewan Research Council conducted the life cycle carbon footprint of three piece of the company’s equipment and submitted the information to Carbon Trust.

The Seed Hawk 45 & XL Series toolbars, with and without Sectional Control technology, and the 30 Series product line have received certification.

“As one of our core pillars, Seed Hawk is committed to environmental sustainability. This commitment not only relates to our company’s environmental footprint, but also our commitment to help farmers operate more sustainably,” said Peter Clarke, President and CEO of Seed Hawk.

Carbon Trust, based out of the UK, provides independent certification of carbon footprints.

Egg farmers team up with Bullfrog 

The lights at the Egg Farmers of Canada office in Ottawa will be powered by Bullfrog Power’s 100 per cent green electricity and natural gas moving forward.  The move is part EFC’s Office Green Initiative to reduce the company’s environmental impact.   In a statement, CEO Tim Lambert says the new partnership gives them the opportunity to do more and show leadership in this area.

ATB concludes big anniversary year honouring 

ATB has given out 75 belt buckles to farmers and ranchers across the province of Alberta as they wind down their 75th Anniversary Celebrations.

The belt buckles recognize individuals and their families for the contributions they make to their community and agriculture.