Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI), with head offices in Humboldt, has received $5 million in funding over five years following an announcement on May 14 by federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit.  

The funding is delivered through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) agreement. The intent is that the funds will be used for project development, delivery, knowledge transfer and training, ensuring PAMI has the stability to continue to deliver its valuable services to the sector.   

"The Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute has a proud history of helping farmers adopt new technologies and practices," MacAulay said. "This funding will help them continue their great work, and ensure farmers remain on the cutting edge, so they can keep producing top-quality food for Canadians and folks around the world."   

Marit acknowledged the almost 50-year contribution by PAMI to the agricultural, transportation and mining sectors. 

"Thanks to the work of organizations like PAMI, Saskatchewan is recognized internationally not only as a source of safe, reliable and sustainably produced food, but also for some of the best tools in the world to grow it," Marit said.  

It’s long been a fruitful union between PAMI and agricultural and transportation manufacturing clients when it comes to providing engineering and testing solutions that ensure quality and industry standards.  

"This increased funding will allow PAMI to keep doing what it does best, support the innovation and excellence of agriculture in Saskatchewan and beyond," PAMI President and CEO Paul Buczkowski said. "We are proud the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have recognized the value of the work we do, and are grateful for this increased and extended funding, which helps ensure PAMI's continued success." 

The combination of working together with the federal and provincial government speaks to the fact that we are an organization that serves farmers across the country,” added Lorne Grieger, manager of technical sales for PAMI.  The work that we do here in Saskatchewan extends to other areas. It just shows the value that we bring to the organization of the provincial government as well as the work that we do to support farms and the commodity groups here across the prairies, as well as the manufacturers that produce the equipment locally.” 

The Sustainable CAP is a five-year, $3.5 billion investment by Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments that supports Canada's agri-food and agri-products sectors