The future’s so bright, you gotta wear shades

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Peer past the gloom in the oilpatch and Alberta agriculture has a pretty good story to tell.

That’s why Paterson Grain is currently building an elevator at Daysland and poised to start construction on another near Innisfail.

“Producers in Alberta are some of the best in the world, and the land in Alberta is very productive,” said Shane Paterson, the company’s corporate development officer.

“There’s a very bright future ahead for Alberta and Canadian agriculture in general.”

And that’s especially so for central Alberta, said Red Deer farmer Trevor Petersen.

“This is God’s country, after all,” he quipped.

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Jennifer Blair

Jennifer Blair is a Red Deer-based reporter with a post-secondary education in professional writing and nearly 10 years of experience in corporate communications, policy development, and journalism. She's spent half of her career telling stories about an industry she loves for an audience she admires--the farmers who work every day to build a better agriculture industry in Alberta.

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