Game-changing agricultural technology will be on display at the Ag in Motion outdoor farm expo, which is operated by Glacier FarmMedia.
Ag in Motion features more than 350 exhibitors, 100 acres of test crops and the newest technological advances in farm equipment. It is located 15 minutes northwest of Saskatoon, along Highway 16 near Langham, and takes place July 18-20.
Now in its third year, Ag in Motion (www.aginmotion.ca) doubled in size last year and has expanded this year by over 50 new exhibitors.
Ag in Motion is one of the only shows in Western Canada that allows farmers to watch equipment in action on the field, said Show Director Rob O’Connor.
“Farmers conduct their business outside in the field. Here’s an opportunity to see equipment working, see it outdoors, see the crops growing. Decisions are made in the field and that’s really what farmers do,” he said.
Glacier FarmMedia is Canada’s largest farm publisher and also runs Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, the country’s largest outdoor farm show held every year near Woodstock, Ontario.
Ag in Motion visitors will be among the first to see Dot Technology Corp.’s autonomous DOT Power Platform, which is expected to change the face of farming. “I don’t think there’s been anything that has the potential to change how we undertake agriculture more since the GPS was introduced to farming,” he said. “I really think that 20 years from now, how a farmer actually farms will be changed because of this technology.”
Among the innovations on display at Ag in Motion are improvements in tires for high horsepower tractors, grain bin fall protection and increased fertilizer absorption. Test crops by 25 companies will feature many varieties and highlight the effects of combinations of inputs. Daily seminars in the AGRI-TREND Knowledge Tent will feature financial and succession planning and precision agriculture. Livestock Central will offer sessions on cattle handling, livestock and forage, a dairy day and fencing demonstrations.
Among the speakers at the expo are Bruce Burnett, Glacier FarmMedia’s Director of Markets and Weather Information, who will update farmers daily on the latest news, and Jolene Brown, presented by RBC, who will address mistakes that break up family businesses.
New this year, on-site internet and cellphone service lets visitors and exhibitors stay connected.
For more information, visit: www.aginmotion.ca