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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

Manitoba Ag Days at 40

Province’s annual farm show still ‘where the ag year begins’

Forty years ago, a business-minded group of Manitobans saw the need for a gathering that would be by, of and for those living and working in the world of agriculture. Way back then though, the group had no way of knowing their one-room “Weed Fair” would explode in popularity and evolve over the next four […] Read more

MBFI collaboration draws accolades from visiting graziers

Tour participants said the model performs extension, something Canada has begun to fall behind on

Around 40 delegates to the Canadian Forage and Grasslands Association annual conference, recently held in Winnipeg, arrived a day early to get a look at how Manitoba does it. They enjoyed unseasonably warm and sunny weather as they took a close-up look at the action at the Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiative (MBFI) operations around […] Read more

Ready-to-move cottages growing in popularity

The past decade has seen more Manitobans choosing ready-to-move cottages

As warm weather engulfs the province many Manitobans are dreaming of summer days at the cottage. And, says one owner of a Manitoba ready-to-move (RTM) company, increasingly those thoughts are centred on cottages that are RTM products. “Over the past 10 years, cottages have become more popular,” says James Zacharias, owner of Emjay Homes in […] Read more