Farmers Business Network (FBN) is a fairly new company with strong beliefs in supporting and giving back to the local communities it serves.
FBN provides economical agricultural products to farmers and their motto is “Farmers First
Dean Serdachny, a local Sturgis farmer and
community builderfor FBN saw a real need at the Sturgis Composite School with its Food for Thought breakfast program.
"I am a firm believer in making sure our youth have the opportunity to have a good start to their day with a healthy breakfast," said Serdachny. "It is with great pride and excitement that the FBN is able to help out with a donation of $14,527. We help build communities and what better way than to start with a school that is building the future leaders."
The donation was made possible through a Community Initiative Fund and a portion of its sales from within a 30-mile radius of Sturgis. Serdachny also was the one who wrote a proposal to FBN with outlining the program and the importance of nutrition in schools. A committee hand-picked the proposal and Sturgis was selected to received the funding for this year. It is the first time that FBN has done this type of program and the group has plans to continue with donating to different local groups each fiscal year. The next project for the FBN will be presenting the Norquay community with a donation for playground equipment in the fall of this year.
Anyone who is an FBN member can submit a proposal of deserving community projects, stated Regan Miller, accountant with FBN for the South East Saskatchewan area. Miller assisted Serdachny with making the presentation to Karolyn Kosheluk, family resource co-ordinator, who oversees the breakfast program in the Sturgis School. They made the presentation in front of Sturgis Composite School on June 3.
The following information was taken from the FBN website.
The FBN Network was developed in 2014 by a handful of farmers as an independent, unbiased and objective farmer-driven information source. By sharing agronomic precision data with one another, they knew that all farmers could make better decisions on seeds and agronomics. No marketing fluff, just the facts on raw performance. They wanted transparency and to be treated fairly in the market. That’s how a dream became a reality, Farmers Business Network.
Within two years, the network spread to thousands of farmers managing millions of acres. As each new farmer joins the FBN Network, every member’s seed information, agronomic analytics and buying power gets stronger. When farmers connect, farmers win and the services, technology and network keep growing.
Farmers are the ultimate entrepreneurs managing complex businesses on their own when the odds are often stacked against them. FBN strives to have the same values and work ethic as the farmer entrepreneurs in the network. Many FBN team members are farmers, grew up on farms, or have a deep connection to the land, so this is personal.
FBN values every farmer who is a member of Farmers Business Network, resulting in economically viable and sustainable family farms and rural communities, concluded the FBN website information.