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Participating in the AIM Discovery Plus online farm show allowed the Westman Agricultural Diversification Organization (WADO) to take its research to farmers for the first time.

Drive to digital keeps farm shows going

When COVID hit, organizers of Ag in Motion found themselves 
adapting to the new reality — and peering into the future

Any other July, the roads to Langham, Sask., would be full of ag company reps, farmers, livestock and equipment on the way to Ag in Motion, Western Canada’s largest farm show. This year, the only crowds were on the computer screen. Why it matters: The old adage says necessity is the mother of invention, and

Kayci Cameron of Brandon gets acquainted with a curious goat at the 2018 Manitoba Summer Fair petting zoo.

COVID-19 claims two-thirds of Brandon’s major ag fairs

Manitoba Summer Fair hits the chopping block, but word is still out on Ag Ex

Brandon’s Keystone Centre should have been shoulder-to-shoulder crowds June 3-7 with the pop-up city of towering rides, food trucks and entertainers that is the Manitoba Summer Fair. This year, however, the lots were bare. The Manitoba Summer Fair is now the second of three major events put on by the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba to fall prey


Ag in Motion Discovery Plus announces events for digital farm show

Organizers say they won’t let pandemic prevent farmers from seeing technology and knowledge showcase

As Ag in Motion moves to an online, interactive platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic, western Canadian farmers can expect to continue to access exciting new technology, demonstrations, crop tours and high-profile keynote speakers. “Ag in Motion has always been the trusted place for farmers to see new equipment, technical advancements, livestock and field cropping demos,” Rob O’Connor, Ag in Motion show director, said in a media release. “COVID-19 may

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

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


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 –

Kate (left) and Anne (right) Kotula of St. Andrews learn how to wrap a horse leg for transport at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine exhibit at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair.

Show and tell at the fair

The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair put on a real push to 
educate an urban audience on agriculture

Most people will never live a day in the life of a veterinarian. But for a booth tucked into the most kid-focused corner of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair the goal was to give attendees just a taste of it and provide a little practical ag education while they’re at it. At one table, staff

Editorial: Back to business

I’ll never forget my young daughter’s reaction a few years ago to the first day back to school after Christmas break. As I tried to gently shake her awake and tell it was time to get ready for school, she peered at me bleary eyed and wailed: “So there’s no more holidays? You mean it’s


Cassidy Elder (l to r), Fawn Jackson, Erin Jackson, Heidi Nicholls, Tomina Jackson and Ella Marzoff pose after winning the 2018 Ag Ex Little Lady Classic.

Sister-led team brings success at At Ex 2018

The Jackson sisters led High Bluff Stock Farm’s all-female showing team to success at Ag Ex in Brandon this year

The stall belonging to High Bluff Stock Farm in Inglis appeared like many others at Brandon’s Ag Ex last month. It was nestled midway through the Charolais barn, marked overhead signs announcing the farm’s name and a display at the mouth of the aisle, and now adorned with a banner marking the farm’s success in

Field tour attendees dig into the soil structure at Borderland Agriculture during a summer field tour. Brooks and Jen White will represent Manitoba at Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers National Event next month.

Winnipeg to welcome rising stars of agriculture

Brooks and Jen White are getting ready to represent Manitoba at Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers national event in Winnipeg later this month

The nation’s Outstanding Young Farmers will go head to head in Winnipeg next month. Seven stand-out farm families between the ages of 18 and 39 will make an appearance at Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer’s National Event at the end of November, hosted this year by the Manitoba region. Representatives from each western province, Ontario, Quebec