Vanden Bussche Irrigation: Farming for the Future

Vanden Bussche Irrigation & Equipment Sponsors New Acre Project

“We are happy to sponsor the New Acre Project, because the ALUS program rewards farmers across Canada to use uneconomic parcels of their land in a better way. I believe that the ALUS program leaves an important legacy for our children and grandchildren.”

Vanden Bussche Irrigation & Equipment is a fourth-generation, family-run, international, full-service irrigation business, and now a sponsor of ALUS Canada’s New Acre Project.

President Marc Vanden Bussche is a farmer, agri-business leader and longstanding ALUS champion. His company’s $10,000 sponsorship contributes to the production of cleaner air, cleaner water and more wildlife habitat on more than 20 acres of ALUS projects in ALUS Montérégie (Quebec), ALUS Vermilion River (Alberta), ALUS WUQWATR (Saskatchewan) and in Marc’s home community, ALUS Norfolk (Ontario).

“We are happy to sponsor the New Acre Project, because the ALUS program rewards farmers across Canada to use uneconomic parcels of their land in a better way,” said Marc.

Since 2000, Marc has hosted more than 5,000 guests on his own property near Delhi, Ontario, Marc manages an array of naturalization projects, including forests, wetlands and tallgrass prairie, alongside his family business’ precision agriculture irrigation equipment.

The family business, Vanden Bussche Irrigation & Equipment, was established in 1954 by Marc’s father, Roger, and grandfather, Gerard. Marc took over the presidency from his mother, Theresa, and will eventually pass the responsibilities over to his two children, who also work for the company.

These generational traditions are an important factor for Marc. “I believe that the ALUS program leaves an important legacy for our children and grandchildren,” he said.

Given the success of his family business, and his generous nature, Marc decided to decline the ALUS Norfolk annual payments for his projects and, instead, gave back to the community by supporting the ALUS program.

By supporting the ALUS program through his farm and business, and by spreading the word through farm tours, Marc is proud to help create a thriving natural landscape as a legacy for future generations. Vanden Bussche Irrigation & Equipment’s New Acre Project sponsorship is part of that legacy.

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