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Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters Sponsor Film

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Great American Wheat Harvest Documentary Film Receives International Support and Sponsorship from the Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters Inc.

Frederick, MD – Jan. 15, 2013 – The Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film outreach just got bigger with the recent support and sponsorship of the Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters Inc., (ACCHI), says independent filmmaker, Conrad Weaver of ConjoStudios, LLC.

Weaver announces the new ACCHI sponsorship after being a keynote speaker at the association’s recent annual convention in Saskatoon, SK, where harvesters and industry representatives from both the United States and Canada gathered to work towards improving the custom harvesting business.

“We now have support on both sides of the U.S./Canadian border in our effort to help better connect consumers to the North America wheat growers and customer harvesters who make their food supply a reality. Weaver says. “We thank ACCHI for recognizing the opportunity to collaborate on this international documentary film.”

Formed in April 1983, ACCHI initially dealt with a specific and immediate immigration issue program to successfully guaranteed future access to the United States market through the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Act and NAFTA.

However, as the group celebrates its 30th anniversary, ACCHI president Shawn Gallagher of Vermillion, AB, says the organization quickly evolved to promote and improve communication and understanding with farmers, the public, equipment dealers, manufacturers and all levels of government.

“This project meets the objectives of our organization very well, therefore it was not a difficult decision for our members to agree to support it,” Gallagher says. “The thought of ‘telling your story or someone else will’ truly resonated with me personally.

“On behalf of ACCHI, we look forward to working with Conrad Weaver as he documents the endeavors of everyone involved in supplying much of the world’s wheat supply and thank him for sharing this with the public.”

In addition, Weaver acknowledges the opportunity and potential to update the name of the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film as more Canadian-based individuals, businesses and organizations come on board to financially back the film.

In 2012, Great American Wheat Harvest major sponsors and strategic partners included John Deere, MacDon Industries, U.S. Custom Harvesters Inc., Teresa Scanlan Miss America 2011 and Harvest For Kids. Upcoming 2013 events for the Great American Wheat Harvest include the Ag Connect Expo & Summit and U.S. Custom Harvesters Inc., Annual Convention, both in Kansas City, Jan. 29-31; and National Ag Day, March 18-19 in Washington D.C.

Visit the website at www.greatamericanwheatharvest.com to find out how you can help and make a financial contribution to the development and education of telling this vital story. For more information about sponsorship packages, media interviews, speaking appearances of the filmmaker and questions, contact Jody L. Lamp, GAWH National Executive Co-Coordinator, call (406) 698-9675 or by email at jody@greatamericanwheatharvest.com.

Film Partners with Non-Profit Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Harvest For Kids and Great American Wheat Harvest Documentary Film Executives Form Strategic Project Partnership at New World Record-Breaking Event

Frederick, MD – Sept. 27, 2012

Harvest For Kids, a Canadian-based, nonprofit organization focused on creating sustainable community development programs that help bring hope to children in the developing world, and ConjoStudios, LLC., production company for the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film, form a strategic project partnership in an effort to raise greater awareness to the production, harvesting and distribution of a common food supply between the two countries.

Executives for Harvest For Kids and national event coordinators for the Great American Wheat Harvest plan to officially announce the partnership near Saskatoon, SK, Oct. 6, as the farmers of Saskatchewan attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most combines harvesting in a single field. A group in Ireland holds the current record of 208 combine harvesters working simultaneously on a single field. Manitoba farmers set the record in 2010 at
the Harvest For Kids event.

Derek Unrau, executive director of Harvest for Kids, and Maryland-based independent filmmaker, Conrad Weaver of ConjoStudios, LLC, agree that the focus on agriculture production and overall mission to help bring food sustainability to children, families and communities around the world align to create synergy for additional collaborative partnerships for both projects.

Weaver says the Great American Wheat Harvest’s strategic partners, like Harvest For Kids, provide services or products related to the theme of the documentary film and have committed time and/or resources toward the publicity and success of the film. “As production progresses, our strategic partners will be represented in our marketing and promotional materials,” he says. “So, we’ll be including footage from the 2012 Harvest For Kids record-breaking event in the film.”

In addition to announcing the partnership during the Harvest For Kids world record harvest celebration event, the day includes free activities for all ages. After the harvest, a celebration concert featuring Canadian Country Music Association’s Best New Country Group Nominee High Valley will be held at the Forest Grove Church in Saskatoon.

Unrau say funds for Harvest For Kids Children’s Programs and Micro Projects are raised through sponsorship, advertising, general donations and grain sales and run programs in conjunction with its parent organization, Children’s Camps International, in India, Kenya, Cambodia, Belize, Fiji, and Cuba.
“We work in many areas where children grow up being told they will never amount to anything and are never given a chance at life,” Unrau says. “Through the camping programs, we have seen lives of children and young people changed with the new sense of value they receive.”

Production for the Great American Wheat Harvest continues in 2013, with a scheduled debut of Spring 2014. Visit the website at www.greatamericanwheatharvest.com to find out how you can help and make a financial contribution to the development and education of telling this vital
story.

CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information about sponsorship packages, media interviews, speaking appearances of the filmmaker and questions, contact Jody L. Lamp, GAWH National Executive Co-Coordinator, call (406) 698-9675 or by email at
jody@greatamericanwheatharvest.com.

About ConjoStudios, LLC
ConjoStudios, LLC is owned and operated by award-winning videographer and producer, Conrad Weaver. Conrad has provided video services for government agencies, media agencies, large and small companies, non-profits and individuals.

Resource Links
Website& Blog: http://www.conjostudios.com
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HARVEST FOR KIDS
About Harvest For Kids
We are focused on creating sustainable community development programs that will bring hope to children in the developing world. Showing them that there is hope for a future.

Resource Links
Website & Blog: http://harvestforkids.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/harvestforkids
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarvestForKids
Videos: http://harvestforkids.com/media/2010-harvest-video/