Agricore United

Agricore United

July 14, 2005 14:59 ET

Agricore United Leadership Team to Meet With Farmers

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - July 14, 2005) - Agricore United (TSX:AU.LV) Chair Wayne Drul and CEO Brian Hayward will host a series of six meetings with farmer-members across western Canada this summer.

Entitled "Creating Tomorrow's Advantage" the tour is an opportunity for members to have an open dialogue with the company's leadership team on issues that affect their farming operations.

"Agricore United is the only farmer-directed agri-business of its kind in Canada," says Drul. "We value the input of farmers in shaping our policies and the overall direction of the company."

The tour will commence July 21 in Spirit River, Alberta and conclude August 4 in Wilkie, Saskatchewan. The meetings will include presentations by Drul and Hayward on policy issues and industry trends followed by an open discussion.

"We will share our belief that innovation and new technology are keys to the future of prairie agriculture", says Hayward. "We believe Agricore United is uniquely positioned to help farmers take advantage of these changes."

All meetings commence with registration and coffee at 9:30 a.m. and wrap up with a luncheon. Agricore United employees are also invited to attend. Dates and locations are as follows:

July 21 - Legion Hall, Spirit River, AB
July 22 - Best Western Inn & Conference Centre, Sherwood Park, AB
July 26 - Carman Community Hall, Carman, MB
July 27 - Basswood Hall (10 kms west of Minnedosa, MB)
Aug. 3 - Travelodge Hotel, Melfort, SK
Aug. 4 - Wilkie Community Centre, Wilkie, SK

Members and staff are asked to RSVP to their nearest Agricore United facility or call toll-free 1-800-661-4844.

Agricore United is one of Canada's leading agri-businesses. The prairie-based company is diversified into sales of crop inputs and services, grain merchandising, livestock production services and financial markets. Agricore United's shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "AU.LV"

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