Pioneer Co-op has once again proven its commitment to bettering its member communities. 

Over the last little while, Pioneer Co-op Agronomy has presented 19 communities with cheques for $1,500 to go towards rural childcare. 

The money comes from purchases of FMC products, about $0.10 each. The particular purchases were for any fall-applied FMC product that was purchased at a Pioneer Co-op location. 

Jennifer Bingham, a professional agrologist with Pioneer Co-op, was thrilled with how much they were able to give back through this Clean Fields Community Yeilds Program. 

"We chose those communities because they are all within Pioneer Co-ops trading area where we deal with crop inputs," said Bingham. "It was purchases by our customers in the rural areas that allowed this donation to be possible."

Communities included in this effort are Cabri, Console, Eastend, Ferland, Frontier, Gull Lake, Hazlet, Kyle, Ponteix, Shaunavon, Stuart Valley, Success, and Val Marie. In total, 13 rural communities stand to benefit from the local cooperative's helping hand. 

"A lot of our rural clients with our crop inputs departments, they are really involved in their own small communities, and they either have children or grandchildren who have gone through the daycare systems in those communities," attributed Bingham. 

Bingham believes this program may yet return for next year. So long as FMC products or another brand are willing to partner again, the idea seems more than plausible.