Veseys and the Community

As a family-owned business for over seventy-eight years, Veseys has not only been actively involved in the agricultural community, but has also been a generous supporter of many well-deserving community groups such as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, the Junior Achievement of PEI, Special Olympics, the Rotary Club of Charlottetown, the Charlottetown Food Bank and Farmers Helping Farmers. By ‘giving back’ to the community, Bev Simpson and his team at Veseys have earned the respect of many friends and feel much gratitude knowing that their community work has helped to make lives better and the community stronger.

Angus Mellish
Angus Mellish, Veseys Seed Manager and Vegetable Horticulturist, is shown here reviewing a crop of drought tolerant maize that is growing well despite very little rain fall

‘Farmers Helping Farmers’ is a nationally recognized, award-winning organization of community-minded people with an agricultural background from Prince Edward Island, Canada. Their goal is to assist Kenyan farmers in becoming more self-reliant in agricultural food production. Together, they develop small-scale, practical agricultural projects, focusing on direct, person-to-person interaction, with little or no government structure. Members of Farmers Helping Farmers such as Veseys Seed Manager – Angus Mellish – shown in the photo above, volunteer their time to coordinate projects and help raise the necessary funds. Veseys is proud to support Farmers Helping Farmers with monetary and seed donations, as well as sending Veseys experts to Kenya as part of the crop advisory team.