Palmerston company wins Small Business Challenge

Ag Business and Crop Inc., is one of 10 winners of the Globe and Mail’s Small Business Challenge contest.

This Palmerston-based small business focuses on introducing and educating both farmers and agriculture specialists on ground-breaking precision tools, which helps farmers to make ‘sound farming’ decisions from precision data, while improving their crops and maximizing efficiency in a sustainable way.

“Winning this award is an honour and we were completely shocked and humbled by being one of the regional winners in the Small Business Challenge,” stated  business owner Felix Weber.

“It is affirming having the work that our team has done recognized as we’ve grown over the last six years.

“We’re passionate about helping other people meet their goals, whether it is with UAV’s/drones, automated soil samplers and other high tech tools, and we love what we do. As a growing small business that’s proud to be in rural Canada, we are hopeful this recognition will help us continue our growth, and be competitive with larger companies.”

The challenge contest regional awards give each winner $1,500 worth of Telus services or devices, while acknowledging outstanding small businesses in Canada’s Atlantic, north, west and central regions.

“It’s great to see vibrant businesses like these operating in all regions of the country,” said Sarah Efron, the Globe and Mail’s small business editor and challenge contest judge.

“These businesses are fantastic examples of companies that have built their strength by finding their local niches, and now they’re in a position to scale their business into other regions and countries.”