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Manitoba sunshine brightens solar power opportunities

Many hours of sunshine make power generation possible even in the dead of winter

Justin Phillips doesn’t mince his words: If you’re a Manitoba farmer, the time to invest in solar power is right now. The Winnipeg-based businessman helped pioneer the solar industry in Manitoba and has watched Manitoba Hydro kick-start the industry to unexpected heights via a farmer-friendly pilot program that has one year left on it. That […] Read more

Renewable energy gaining traction in Manitoba

The agriculture community finds itself in the forefront of this evolution

While it may be a subtle advancement in the eyes of many, Wayne Digby sees a definite sea change underway on Manitoba’s agricultural lands when it comes to renewable energy. “Personally I think that we are just at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the utilization of renewable energy on the farm […] Read more

Hutterite colonies leading the masses with biomass heating

IISD, colonies and Providence College are proving biomass heating technology to be viable

Manitoba’s Hutterite colonies are leading a made-in-Manitoba farm heating movement. “With the provincial ban on the use of coal for space heating in Manitoba, a good number of Manitoba’s Hutterite colonies have recently upgraded or converted their heating systems from aging coal-burning systems to cleaner biomass boiler heating systems,” says Richard Grosshans, bioeconomy lead for […] Read more

Research and ranching

Brandon-based Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives is realizing its 
potential as education and research centre

The Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiative is fast becoming one of the key centres for sector education and research in Western Canada. The rapid ascent could not be more perfectly timed, as the MBFI is in the midst of adding a learning centre to the Brookdale site, to complement the activities on the farm. “Our […] Read more

Ag Days pays it forward

Giving back to the community 
is a key part of Ag Days

Whether it is the generosity of attendees or the philanthropic mindset of organizers, there is no doubt goodwill abounds at Manitoba Ag Days. “Manitoba Ag Days has a strong “giving back” philosophy,” said Kristen Phillips, Manitoba Ag Days general manager. “We are a not-for-profit organization and will continue to operate this way.” Phillips says Manitoba […] Read more

Students go on an ag adventure

Once again Agriculture in the Classroom 
will play a big role at Ag Days

Ag Days will see students scouring the show site, seeking clues and gathering information about agriculture. That’s because Agriculture in the Classroom will once again be designing and delivering the Manitoba Ag Days Adventure. This year’s theme is “Agriculture — Think Global, Act Local” where students in Grades 7 and 8 take part in the […] Read more

Ag Days all-in on agriculture

Board members and volunteers support the event because it remains firmly focused on the industry

One of the most important features of Ag Days is that over the past 40 years it’s steadfastly remained 100 per cent focused on agriculture. That ongoing commitment sits well with producers and prospective volunteers and board members, says Kristen Phillips, the event’s general manager. “The board members are committed to ensuring the show remains […] Read more

Ag Days ‘Under The Influence’

Speaker lineup features tips for telling your story, practical production advice and inspirational experiences

Agvocates rejoice. If you want to hear stories, build stories, tell and promote stories, then the 2017 Manitoba Ag Days lineup of speakers is certain to make you happy. “Sharing our story is important when it comes to agriculture and advocating agriculture in general,” says Kristen Phillips, Manitoba Ag Days general manager. “I am particularly […] Read more

Farm safety to be a highlight of Ag Days

Farming is a hazardous business and Ag Days aims 
to help build a culture of safety

Canada’s agricultural industry is one of the top three most hazardous industries in which to work. According to the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), while 85 per cent of Canadian producers believe safety is a priority on their farm, less than 10 per cent currently have an agricultural safety plan on their farm or ranch. […] Read more

New products highlighted at Ag Days

Manufacturers are always bringing new innovations to market

Once again Manitoba Ag Days is expected to be a launch pad for a wide range of new farming technology and products. “All new products are listed in the show guide and on the website at,” Kristen Phillips, Manitoba Ag Days general manager said. “All qualifying entries are judged and the Best New Product […] Read more