​Viterra and Cigi team up to offer quality learning opportunities in the agriculture industry.

The Investment

Viterra, part of a joint venture with Glencore Agriculture, a global market leader in originating, handling, processing and marketing agricultural commodities, is Canada's grain industry leader and a company always on the lookout for new partnerships that stand to benefit farmers and destination customers in the agriculture industry. So, it's no surprise that Viterra recognized its synergies with the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) and made a significant investment.

Through this investment, Viterra supports Cigi in its ongoing efforts to promote Canadian field crops to customers in domestic and international markets. And in return, Cigi's main classroom is named the Viterra Knowledge Centre.

 

"Cigi has an excellent international reputation for delivering customized training programs and technical expertise to farmers and end users," says Kyle Jeworski, Viterra's President and CEO for North America. "Viterra and Cigi have a longstanding and rewarding relationship, and we are pleased to forge an official partnership that will deliver value to our stakeholders and further support Canada's reputation as a reliable supplier of safe and high quality grains."

The Outcomes

Viterra's commitment to grower education has never wavered. This is a company that believes strongly in the exchange of information and ideas to make its customers more successful and Viterra more effective at meeting their customers' needs.

The investment in Cigi brings these mandates to life.

In a constantly evolving global marketplace, leaders from across Viterra have been actively involved in the delivery of presentations and workshops through Cigi to share industry insights with customers.

A prime example of this is Canada's Crops: From Field to Fork, a yearly event hosted by Viterra and Cigi for employees and growers from across Western Canada. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a deeper understanding of the many different parts of the Canadian grain marketing system. Participants listen to presentations on a wide range of topics, such as milling and pulse processing, pasta technology and grain grading.

This partnership is just one of many Viterra initiatives. One by one, new learning opportunities make a positive impact on stakeholders and the industry.