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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 […] Read more

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. […] Read more

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. […] Read more

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 […] Read more

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 […] Read more

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 […] Read more

Keep an eye out for new products

There are new innovations sprinkled throughout the 2019 show

Patrons taking in the many agriculture displays and booths at Manitoba Ag Days should keep an eye out for new products throughout all the display areas of the Keystone Centre. “The Manitoba Ag Days New Product competition has 19 entries with everything from new genetics to new fertilizers to new concaves,” said Andrea Guthrie, Manitoba […] Read more

Inventors’ Showcase is innovation in action

Farmers and others in the sector are always trying to build a better mousetrap

It’s going to be the annual round of ‘How did they think of that?’ during this year’s Inventors’ Showcase at Manitoba Ag Days. “The Inventors’ Showcase features 14 new inventions with everything from drop pans to robotics to safety harnesses,” said Andrea Guthrie, Manitoba Ag Days media co-ordinator. “The Inventors’ Showcase is located in Barn […] Read more

Ag Days fuelled by volunteers

The ‘all about ag’ focus of the show has translated into a lot of support

An event as large and as well regarded as Mani­toba Ag Days needs the support of many people behind the scenes to make it as special as can be. In the case of 2019 Manitoba Ag Days, a 100 per cent commitment to a 100 per cent agricultural show goes a long way with volunteers […] Read more

Speaker lineup underlines advocacy pitch

More than 60 presenters educate, entertain and inspire at this year’s event

If your show’s theme is to tell the world about agriculture, it sure doesn’t hurt to assemble 60 world-class speakers to help get the agriculture message across, which is exactly what Manitoba Ag Days has done. “It takes a lot of time, preparation and planning to bring in a speaker lineup like we have for […] Read more