Western Canada’s first outdoor farm show launches in July
A major new demonstration-focused outdoor farm show, Western Canada’s first, has been announced for this July 21-23 near Saskatoon.
The show, called Ag in Motion, will be held annually in July on 320 acres on Highway 16 near Langham, Saskatchewan. Ag in Motion will be operated by Glacier FarmMedia, Canada’s largest farm publisher and owner of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, the country’s largest outdoor farm show held every year near Woodstock, Ontario.
Rob O’Connor, formerly manager of Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina and manager of Manitoba’s Provincial Exhibition in Brandon, has been hired as show director. O’Connor says Ag in Motion will be the first show in Western Canada where companies can demonstrate machinery, seed and crop protection products to their customers, in an outdoor setting.
“This was an opportunity for me to start a unique new show from scratch,” O’Connor says. “Our goal is to empower agricultural producers by providing exhibitors a place to showcase new innovations and technologies in machinery, crops and livestock, literally in the field.”
O’Connor says several major company exhibitors have already signed up for Ag in Motion, which will be able to take advantage of the management resources of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. “Their expertise and track record of producing a high quality, professional outdoor show will be very useful in helping us prepare this new event,” O’Connor says.
Jonathon Kennedy, president and CEO of Glacier Media, says the new show is an ideal complement to its successful agricultural division Glacier FarmMedia, which includes Western Producer, Manitoba Co-operator, Grainews, Country Guide, Alberta Farmer Express and Le Bulletin des agriculteurs, as well as Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.
“We’re pleased to deepen our commitment to Canadian agriculture by creating an exciting new opportunity for our customers to showcase and experience the latest in agricultural innovations and technologies.”
For more information:Rob O’Connor, show director
Doug Wagner, Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show