Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it's passion that takes an idea all the way to the global marketplace.

Assiniboia area farmer Dave Dietrich has plenty of passion—as well as a commitment to other farmers who find themselves in the same situation he found himself in 1998; when he tried harvesting a new variety of lentils with a brand new set of crop lifters, he discovered he had absolutely nothing in the hopper for his effort. Not only did the lifters take hours to install on his header, they'd actually pounded the lentils deeper into the ground.