Casper Kaastra will step in as chief executive officer of Sollio Agriculture and as executive vice-president of Sollio Cooperative Group as of July 5, says Pascal Houle, CEO of Sollio Cooperative Group. Kaastra has worked for Sollio Agriculture since 2014 and currently serves as general manager of the crop production sector Kaastra will be responsible for continuing Sollio… Read More

Sollio Agriculture has signed a partnership agreement with METOS Canada in order to offer a weather-based data service to its farmer customers. METOS will supply stations and data loggers, agricultural weather sensors, software, and related services for Sollio’s clients. The partnership complements Sollio’s existing technology offering through the AgConnexion integrated digital platform. “The tools available through METOS… Read More

Canada’s largest agricultural co-op is receiving a $150 million injection of capital from Rabobank and three Quebec-based investment funds — an investment it says will help mitigate the effects of COVID-19. Rabobank Capital, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Fondaction are investing $150 million in Sollio Cooperative Group… Read More

By Ghislain Gervais, president of Sollio Cooperative Group During the lockdown, Canadians showed a renewed interest in Canadian agricultural products. This increased consumer enthusiasm for their agri-food sector provides an opportunity to reinvest in agriculture and food processing. Everywhere, thousands of jobs have been suspended or lost across many sectors. The gradual resumption of economic… Read More

It’s okay to not have all the answers when it comes to how you want your farm or agriculture career to look in five, 10, or 20 years down the road. Steph Kowalski, agronomy lead for Sollio Agriculture, says she ended up in her leadership role somewhat accidentally, but not without significant commitment to getting… Read More

Sollio Agriculture, the rebranded agriculture branch of La Coop fédérée, and Olymel L.P have announced plans to purchase pork producer F. Ménard. The Quebec-based fully integrated pork company employs over 1,200 people, and its activities range from genetics to marketing, by way of animal feed, breeding, slaughtering, and primary and further processing. The company has… Read More

The agri-business division of La Coop fédérée, recently rebranded as Sollio Agriculture, and QSL, a terminal operator, have announced they will partner on a new grain terminal at the Port of Oshawa, Ontario. QSL operates a network of more than 30 terminals along the St. Lawrence–Great Lake corridor through its subsidiaries in Chicago and Ogdensburg,… Read More

Maizex Seeds has announced it is expanding seed corn production for Canada through the purchase of the former Dow AgroSciences seed corn facility located at Blenheim, Ont. Maizex currently produces and processes seed corn in its facility located near Tilbury, Ont. This expansion follows a recently announced joint venture with Sollio Agriculture, the rebranded agriculture… Read More