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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

Arden is home to the largest crocus monument.

Arden – come for the crocuses, stay and explore

Attend the Crocus Festival in the village and explore the other attractions the area has to offer


With warmer weather arriving, it’s time to plan some exploration trips around Manitoba. A good beginning might be the Crocus Festival at the village of Arden, 16 km east of Neepawa, and then six km north on PTH 352. Arden (population about 150) is an interesting place to stop at any time, but particularly when


National Grain Week kicks off

Grain Growers of Canada organized the event, the first of its kind in Canada

Grain growers from across the country are blitzing Ottawa this week to celebrate the inaugural National Grain Week from April 17 to 19. In particular they’re promoting the ways farmers are using innovation to meet the federal government’s stated goal of increasing agri-food exports to $75 billion by 2025, event organizer Grain Growers of Canada

Tobogganing at Spruce Woods Provincial Park.


Where to celebrate Louis Riel Day

With a variety of activities to choose from there’s sure to be something to interest you on this long weekend


Do you have plans for the Louis Riel Day long weekend? Are you getting a little tired of winter? Why not use the holiday to do something different, choosing from the many activities happening. A February holiday was originally started in Alberta in 1990 to celebrate the family life of the early pioneers and to