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Ag Days organizers urge farmers to speak up

Only the people of the industry can tell their own story

The organizers of Manitoba’s Ag Days are throwing down the gauntlet to the thousands who will be attending the show this year — it’s time for them to start telling their own stories. While recently unveiling yet another ‘bigger than ever’ 42nd annual show, with more than 550 exhibitors, to run Jan. 22 to 24 […] Read more

Getting schooled in agriculture

With more students coming from non-farm backgrounds the University of Manitoba is pumping up its ‘experiential learning’ efforts

Growing up in Winnipeg, Antonio Deluca didn’t have much exposure to the farm. These days however, he’s enrolled in the agriculture diploma program at the University of Manitoba, one of an increasing number of non-traditional students pulled into the program by the promise of interesting work and strong employment opportunities. He recently got a hands-on […] Read more

A hands-on approach to education

U of M ag students getting more ‘experiential learning’ of late

The University of Manitoba’s faculty of agricultural and food sciences is taking a hands-on approach to new educational levels in 2018. Both degree and diploma students will have access to introductory and advanced courses highlighting this learning technique this summer as part of a pilot project at the university. “It’s an ambitious project,” said Craig […] Read more

Biomass atlas provides map for future sustainability

Manitoba could be a global leader in this sector of the bioeconomy

Biomass is a big topic, but it’s an even bigger opportunity for Manitoba, one so big the province as a whole needs to understand it. From the science to the already-established industry and future opportunities, Manitoba could be a global leader in the world’s bioeconomy. That is exactly why the International Institute for Sustainable Development […] Read more

Volunteers make Ag Days happen

Barely a wheel would turn at the Keystone Centre later this month without their efforts

Forty-one years ago, on a crisp and cold winter morning in 1977, Hans Rindlisbacher packed up his own handmade forage display and headed off to the Brandon Weed Fair. He did know he hoped to educate farmers in attendance on the different varieties of grass common to Manitoba. What he didn’t know was that this […] Read more

Ag Days gives back to Manitobans

Every year Ag Days tries to give something back to Manitoba’s agriculture sector and rural communities. This year they’re slated to provide $26,000 in grants to agriculture-related charities, organizers say. “We want to support the communities that our exhibitors and patrons live in,” said Kristen Phillips, Manitoba Ag Days general manager. “Being able to contribute […] Read more

Safety first at Ag Days 2018

With farm safety becoming more prominent, Ag Days is stepping up this aspect of the show

Farm safety is a growing concern for everyone, and rightfully so. Consistently, farm accidents create media headlines that no one ever wants to read. Organizers at Manitoba Ag Days 2018 consider attendees and patrons as their community and no one wants to see a member of your community hurt. As such, Manitoba Ag Days organizers […] Read more

Kids get Ag Days adventure

Ag in the Classroom brings students to the event annually

Once again you’ll be seeing students from far and wide milling through exhibits, presentations and displays searching for clues at Ag Days. They’ll be searching for clues and answers that fit that day’s fun assignment — while simultaneously learning a bit more about agriculture. It’s the annual Ag Days Adventure, a joint venture of Agriculture […] Read more

Show the world Ag Days

Organizers hope to encourage social media engagement and raise the profile of the event

Ag Days draws farmers from far and wide. Yet, despite having all those people inside the show’s excellent facilities in Brandon this January, organizers see Manitoba Ag Days as a vast gateway to the world’s agricultural attention. Enter an engaged social media platform fuelled by show attendees, in particular the young farmers the show is […] Read more

Packed speaker lineup for 2018

More than 60 presenters will appear at the Keystone Centre over the show’s run

Manitoba ag show organizers feel they have another real winner on their hands with the show’s speaker program lineup this year. “The Manitoba Ag Days committee has worked extremely hard and I believe this is the best program we have ever had,” said Brad Crammond, Manitoba Ag Days co-chair. The speaker lineup features more than […] Read more