DUNDAS COUNTY — Dundas Soil and Crop Improvement Association (DSCIA) held its annual bus trip on July 23 to 27. This years participants flew to Moncton, New Brunswick and then proceeded by coach bus to Prince Edward Island (PEI). The group toured 18 farms and businesses, one being the Vissers and Sons Potato Growers and Packing Plant. They grow potatoes for seed and food consumption.
A group photo was taken at Point Prim Lighthouse which is the oldest in PEI and one of only a few round brick lighthouses in Canada.
We stopped in at Atlantic Soy Corporation which is a division of Sevita International from Inkerman Ontario. They hosted a barbecue lunch along with a tour of their state of the art separation, cleaning and storage facilities.
We stopped at Crasdale Farms owned by Brian and Amber Craswell. They have a high pedigree herd along with the Delaval Optimat feeding system and two vms milking robots.
For a fun stop some of tour group went deep sea fishing and others went to Anne of Green Gables.
North Atlantic Organics showed us their facilities where they process storm-tossed seaweed from the shores surrounding PEI and turn into animal feed supplements and soil conditioners.
Trout River Industry opened its doors to its production facilities where they specializes in live bottom conveyor and shuttle floor trailers. They have grown to become Canada’s largest live bottom trailer manufacturer with production and expansion world wide.
Great time was had by all and DSCIA would like to thank all participants and tour stop hosts for making this and other years a great successful fundraiser event for the organization.
More images from the bus trip shown below …
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