Exhibitors for Canada’s Farm Show in Regina are busy putting the finishing touches on their displays, making sure all the equipment is washed, shined and ready to go for opening day.
Show hours are 9 am to 5 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9 am to 4 pm on Thursday.
“The biggest stage for the best in Ag” is the theme for Canada’s Farm Show as it encourages farmers to get out of the dirt and come to town to see the latest in dryland farm equipment and technology.
This year Canada’s Farm Show celebrates 44 years.
One of the highlights for the show is that for the first time in the show’s history all of the 500 exhibits in the trade show are now inside.
With all the exhibits now located indoors there’s lots of free parking on site for visitors.
Visitors to the show can purchase a three day pass online for $15, otherwise daily admission for adults at the gate is $20. Daily admission for children 12 to 17 is $15 or you can buy a three day pass for $10. Children 11 and under visiting the show are free.
An always popular stop at Farm Show is the new innovations area, this year that can be found in Hall A in the Viterra International Trade Centre.
New for the show this year is the Launch Pad featuring the latest in new and emerging technology and innovations, as well as engaging topics on education, innovation, and collaboration.
The show features a wide variety of presentations from Enhancing the exploration of the Canola Chain to investing in Ag Tech, Transportation in Agriculture, and the latest news from Fertilizer Canada.
Visitors to Canada’s Farm Show can also check out the Agri-Value Pavilion focusing on the opportunities for lentils, peas, canola, flax, oats and wheat. The province’s agri-value industry continues to grow, last year, more than $1 billion in canola crush investment was announced for Saskatchewan.
For ladies the “Empowering Women in Ag Conference” is set for Wednesday, June 22nd, ticket holders will have a chance to hear guest speaker Darci Lang who will be sharing insights from her latest book “Embracing the 90%”.
Another highlight for Wednesday is the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Regina Classic Event which goes inside the Brandt Centre at 7 pm.
The PBR Canada Cup Series features Canada’s best riders alongside some of the top international athletes, squaring off against the rankest bucking bulls from across the nation.
Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at TicketMaster.ca or at the Brandt Centre Box Office.
Thursday FCC presents Young Farmers’ Day with all farmers under the age of 30 getting free admission at the show.
One of the highlights for Thursday is the naming of Saskatchewan’s Outstanding Young Farmers. This year three progressive couples are vying for the title Garret and Jocelyn Poletz of P Cross Ranch at Biggar, Ashley and Lee Eastmond of Wheatland Cattle Company at Mortlach and Cody Straza and Allison Squires of Upland Organics Ltd at Fir Mountain.
Interest in agriculture can begin at an early age and with that in mind Canada’s Farm Show is working with Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan to inspire students visiting the show to care about food, how it’s produced and the opportunities within the industry.
You can check out the full show schedule for Canada’s Farm Show presented by Viterra here.