Ganaraska Grain was established in 1980 by Ben and Jacquie Currelly. They started out with one bin and a dryer on their home farm in Hope Township, now the Municipality of Port Hope, Ontario.
Today, Ganaraska Grain serves farmers from Northumberland, Hastings, Peterborough and Durham counties and the City of Kawartha Lakes. The elevator is licensed for all commodity groups, including corn, soybeans, wheat, oats and barley and handles, cleans, stores, dries and ships approximately 100,000 tonnes of grain per year.
Currently, operated by Ben and Jacquie's son Rafe Currelly and a dedicated team of elevator and office personnel, Ganaraska Grain continues to offer the latest technological advances, including modern, state-of-the-art cleaning, drying and storage facilities and a computerized grain management system. By providing computer-generated receipts, farmers are kept appraised of their current position and are, therefore, better able to make decisions regarding marketing their crops.
Ganaraska Grain is committed to serving its customers in the most efficient manner possible and strives to earn customer support through consistent and competent service. The elevator is honoured to have been recognized with multiple nominations from the Port Hope & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards over the years and was particularly proud to accept the award for "Excellence in Agri-Business" in 2006, along with Ganaraska Farm.
In keeping with its mission statement, Ganaraska Grain endeavours "to continue growth through the diversification of value added services, production excellence and risk management, using a dynamic company structure to meet the challenges of the 21st century".
To that end, Ganaraska Grain has undertaken a variety of projects in an ongoing effort to offer the best, most efficient services possible to its customers. The elevator has grown in recent years to include the installation of an additional 100,000 bushels capacity bin in 2007 and a new tower dryer in the fall of 2009.
The summer of 2011 and 2012, Ganaraska Grain saw the addition of two new 500,000 bushel capacity bins at its original location. These new bins provide additional storage capacity with a total capacity of 35,000 T at the G1 location. With this expanded storage, Ganaraska Grain has reduced wait times for incoming customers and increased the speed at which grain can be accepted into the elevator at its busiest times.
As always, Ganaraska Grain's goal remains to offer dependable services that meet the needs of its customers as they work to harvest their crops in a timely manner.