ENID, Okla. — A part of a community
Along with the canola plant there is the potential for other tenants that would benefit from the loop railroad track that will be on the property. Part of the company strategy is to interest area investors. If an individual has the opportunity to invest in a product, it creates a unifying factor, he said. Juhnke said he is encouraged by the interest expressed.
His philosophy is to partner with canola growers and investors. For example, AdancePierre Foods exclusively uses canola oil in its products. Juhnke hope to develop an agreement with them for purchase of canola.
Canola’s price has made it the No. 1 crop in Canada, he said. As a broadleaf plant, canola uses moisture efficiently, and farmers can grow it with the same equipment they use for wheat. They also can use different herbicides and clean up weed problems in their fields.