MRAC Celebrates 15th Anniversary with New Video

May 4, 2011 | Corporate Member News

Promotional video features seven innovative MRAC-supported projects 

Over the past 15 years the Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council (MRAC) has supported approximately 650 agricultural projects in Manitoba. Several of these projects are featured in the new MRAC promotional video. MRAC debuted the video at its Annual General Meeting on March 17, 2011 in Portage la Prairie. 

“This video demonstrates that MRAC has and continues to support innovative projects that are making a difference in Manitoba’s agriculture and agri-food industry, and positively impacting rural Manitoba,” said Teresa Falk, MRAC communications officer. 

The video, produced by Lank/Beach Productions in Winnipeg, features seven projects and is approximately 12 minutes in length. The projects include:

  • Canadian International Grains Institute: Biodiesel Pilot Project
  • Eastman Biofuels: Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Wedge Farms: Dehulled Oats Project
  • Pronto Energy Group: Waste and Biomass Destruction Pilot Project
  • Food Development Centre: Wheat-based Ethanol Processing Co-Products Utilization
  • Solanyl Biopolymers Inc: Development and Lifespan Evaluation of Biodegradable Greenhouse Pots using Solanyl
  • Prairie Bioenergy Inc: Biomass Cubing Process Improvement and Agricultural Residue Processing for Alternative Fuel 

Ted Eastley

“This video only scratches the surface of the depth and breadth of projects MRAC has funded over the last 15 years. I encourage everyone to visit our website and click on the Impacts page to get a further overview of project results,” said Ted Eastley, MRAC executive director. “Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s ongoing financial support through various programs over the years has enabled MRAC as a council to be funded nationally but to act, and have an impact, regionally.” 

The video has been separated into seven project clips and uploaded to YouTube. To view the video clips, visit the MRAC website at and click on the YouTube links.

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