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SeedMaster’s Norbert Beaujot sees DOT technology as one solution to a shortage of skilled operators.

Connecting with DOT at Manitoba Ag Days

The attention-grabbing DOT autonomous platform will be a feature attraction this year

One high-profile (and high-tech) equipment platform is making its Manitoba Ag Days debute this year. But Brad Crammond, the show’s co-chair says it took a bit of hard work to convince the team at SeedMaster that the DOT autonomous platform should come to Manitoba. “It took several conference calls and emails but all of the communication was worth it, because

Buzzing and booming at Ag Days

Flying forklifts and the new ‘zoom boom’ make the show work

Chances are high that if you are prepping or setting up your exhibit for Manitoba Ag Days 2020, you will eventually come to a forklift in the road. With nine of the hard-working machines and their skilful operators buzzing all over the Keystone Centre to lift, stack and position more than 822 exhibits, chances are


Giving back to various community organizations throughout agro-Manitoba is a 
long-standing show tradition.

Manitoba Ag Days gives back to community

The 50-50 draw will split funds between communities, ag organizations, and one lucky winner

Manitobans love a good 50-50 pot — especially for a good cause. The “Ag Days Gives Back” community giving program at Manitoba Ag Days is one such pot and one such good cause. “The goal of the fund is to be able to share some of the show’s success with the rural communities where our patrons and exhibitors

Ag Days will always remain true to its roots in production agriculture, organizers promise.

Manitoba Ag Days GM says show is all-in on agriculture

Kristen Phillips says heading the show is a labour of agriculture love for her, the board and volunteers

It’s quite clear very early on in the chat that there’s one topic Kristen Phillips prefers to really steer clear of — Kristen Phillips. But when you’re the general manager of the 2020 Manitoba Ag Days team that is staging the 43rd edition of Canada’s largest indoor farm show, people want to know what makes

EFP workshops are being offered now and planning for next year is likely just around the corner.

Tackle some long-term tasks this winter

Take advantage of your downtime to get on top of some long-term planning this winter

Farmers might not control all the variables of a given production season, but they’re almost always right on top of things. From seeding in the spring to harvest in the fall, and all the processes in between, they’re tuned in and move along with the ebbs and flows of the weather, vagaries of the markets


Regenerative agriculture champion Ryan Boyd says he benefited from solid advice from the older generation upon his return to the farm—when he listened.

Two generations benefit when implementing new ideas on the farm

A successful farm transition will rely on the skills and abilities of both parties


When Ryan Boyd returned to the family operation, South Glanton Farms, near Forrest, he knew he wanted to do things a bit differently. His interest had been sparked in the concept of regenerative agriculture, a farming system that aims to increase biodiversity, enrich soils, improve watersheds, enhance ecosystem services and capture carbon in the soil.

Fall is the time when you can see what’s survived your crop season’s control efforts.

Fall management key to weed resistance

It’s in the fall you see what worked and what you can change up for next year

When it comes to weed control, fall is often one of your best windows to find out how it’s going and what issues are on the horizon. Tammy Jones, Manitoba Agriculture weed specialist, says the fall season offers a planning window for next year and lets farmers evaluate what went right or wrong this season.

The historic dome building on the Keystone Centre grounds will be the site of a fundraiser for Agriculture in the Classroom — Manitoba.

Manitoba Social to raise advocacy funds

Ag in the Classroom will benefit from the first-ever event at the historic dome building

In the spirit of going a step further to promote agriculture advocacy, this year Ag Days is throwing a fundraising social for one of the province’s most important agriculture education groups. The first-ever Manitoba Social will take place January 23 at 8 p.m. in the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba’s historic dome building with all funds


Farm safety will be front and centre at this year’s edition of Ag Days. Richard Paetzold (left), Garth McIntyre and Glen Blahey, (right) demonstrating how a rescue would occur in the event of a grain entrapment.

Farm safety focus grows at Manitoba Ag Days

The entire sector is taking this issue more seriously than ever before

The agriculture sector has a new-found focus on building a safety culture and Ag Days is committed to fostering this positive development. “The Farm Safety feature is growing again with 13 entries this year,” said Kristen Phillips, Manitoba Ag Days general manager. “These prod­ucts are showcased throughout the show with specially designed farm safety feature

Ag Days shares with Manitoba’s agriculture community

The Ag Days Gives Back program has returned more than $300,000 to community groups in the past several years

Manitobans love a good 50/50 draw, and Ag Days participants are no exception. In 2018 the winner took home $11,250 for the price of a $10 ticket. But the big winner wasn’t the lucky ticket holder, it was the community groups that benefited from the Ag Days Gives Back community giving program which was the