Yesterday, I spoke in the House of Commons to congratulate Ron Helwer of Shur-Gro Farm Services on 50 years in business. With Helwer's leadership, they have become one of the top fertilizer and chemical dealers in Western Canada, and are a household name with farm families across the province.
Congratulations to Ron and the entire Shur-Gro family!
“I rise today to pay tribute to Ron Helwer, who recently celebrated 50 years in business. In 1968, Ron moved with wife Vera and his growing family to Brandon.
It was there that he started Shur-Gro Farm Services, which now includes Monroe Farm Supplies, and partners with Double Diamond. Together, they are the largest, longest-serving independent fertilizer and chemical dealer in Western Canada.
Through innovation, grit and high quality service, Ron has repeatedly expanded the business. From Waskada to Oakville they service almost the entire southern half of the province.
In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a farmer that has not dealt with Shur-Gro or one of its partners. I cannot say enough about Ron’s commitment to farming, to his customers and his community.
Ron is a stalwart of the business community and for his lifetime dedication to the industry; he was inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Ron I salute you for all that you’ve accomplished and I wish you and Shur-Gro all the best in the years ahead.”