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Brian (left) and Andy Sterling say the native prairie restoration along the Jackson Creek was a longtime family dream.

Native prairie restoration becomes a family dream brought to life

Tilston-area farmers partner with watershed district to boost habitat and productivity

Elgar Sterling always wondered what a portion of his farm, along the Jackson Creek, must have looked like before it met the plow. The late Tilston-area farmer often wondered aloud about that prospect, son Brian Sterling recollects. “My dad would often say, “I wonder what this land looked like when it was raw prairie?” said

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


From top left: Rex Murphy, Drew Lerner, Craig Klemmer and Kristjan Hebert.

Speakers will cover gamut at Manitoba Ag Days

Agronomy topics are a perennial 
favourite with showgoers

Agronomy and innovation are the order of the day when it comes to the Manitoba Ag Days 2020 speaker lineup. “This year we have taken a real focus on agronomy and bringing experts in to speak on our top agronomy challenges,” Kristen Phillips, general manager, said. Looking at the overall speakers’ program, it’s a blend

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

Amazone — Mid Plains Implements Ltd. were the big winners in the 2019 Ag Days Innovation Showcase, for their SmartService 4.0 which uses the possibilities of the digital VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) technologies and digital media for maintenance and repair work.

Ag Days exhibitor awards to recognize innovation

Organizers say they want to honour exhibitors who move agriculture

Organizers at Manitoba Ag Days pride themselves on providing a premier agricultural trade show and a big part of that is keeping the show current, relative and informative. In fact that attention to new technology and innovation became a rallying cry for Manitoba Ag Days 2020. “Exhibitors displaying new technology, innovations or products should be


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

Middle school students from across the province will learn about agriculture at Ag Days.

Full house expected at AITC-M’s Ag Days Adventure

The event attracts Grade 7 and 8 students from throughout the province

Once again Ag in the Classroom — Manitoba will seize the opportunity to open a few eyes to the interesting world of agriculture at Ag Days. Once again they’ll be hosting the Manitoba Ag Days Adventure for middle school students at the event in the Keystone Centre. This year’s theme, “Think Global — Act Local”

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.