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Blake Weiseth (l) outlines some of the demonstrations underway this summer at the new site.

Ag in Motion announces new Discovery Farm

The Ag in Motion grounds will now be the host to farm demonstration projects throughout the growing season

The home of Western Canada’s largest farm show is now a season-long test site for incoming production trends. Organizers opened Ag in Motion this year with the announcement of the Glacier FarmMedia Discovery Farm, and its newly minted “Field of Excellence,” July 15. The announcement slates 380 acres of the Ag in Motion grounds outside

Ag in Motion continues to grow in fifth anniversary year

In its fifth anniversary year, Ag in Motion welcomed 30,474 attendees through the gates and featured 552 exhibitors. Wednesday, July 17 was the biggest day on record for the show in its five-year history, with attendance reaching 12,660. “The show just continues to grow,” says Show Director Rob O’Connor. “We’re up to 552 exhibitors –



Editorial: Bringing innovation to life

The annual Ag in Motion outdoor farm show hosted by the Manitoba Co-operator’s parent company, Glacier FarmMedia just west of Saskatoon every July has evolved into an event that attracts more than 30,000 farmers from all over the world. This year’s AIM featured 459 exhibitors on the 320-acre show site that included 32 acres of

Norbert Beaujot, founder of SeedHawk and inventor of many seeding equipment innovations, 
observes the Seedmaster DOT at Ag in Motion 2018.

Farmers warming to autonomous farm equipment

Norbert Beaujot says more producers are overcoming their skepticism about driverless farm equipment such as DOT

While men in tractors pulled seeding and tillage implements over the ground at the July 17-19 Ag in Motion show, the DOT autonomous seeder laboured quietly on its own. DOT debuted last year at Ag in Motion, but farmer interest in seeing it operate was still strong this year, judging by the number of observers.


Taking the guesswork out of spraying

A test kit can take a reading of disease levels in the field

Lab technicians at Quantum Genetix are working around the clock testing crop tissue samples to help farms make informed decisions in their fungicide program. “It’s a busy time of the year for us. We up our staff and we run 24 hours to make sure our machines are working,” Heather Deobald of Quantum Genetix said


Ag in Motion sets single-day record

Glacier FarmMedia’s outdoor farm show Ag in Motion has wrapped its 2018 edition and booked a single-day record for attendance. The show, held July 17-19 near Langham, Sask., northwest of Saskatoon, reported three-day attendance of 30,355, including record attendance of 11,425 on the Wednesday. That single-day gate included more attendees than the three-day total for



Dieci Agri Tech 35.7 VS

One of the two telehandlers Grainews put to the test this year was the Dieci Agri Tech 35.7 VS. It’s a hybrid design meant to appeal to farmers, with a rear PTO, hydraulic remotes (two on our test machine) and a three-point hitch. It comes in at a price point lower than the Merlo, with