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Canada’s Farm Progress Show celebrates 40 years

This year’s Show highlights new themes and events

By Jennifer Jackson

The 40th year of Canada’s Farm Progress Show is fast approaching. The event takes place from June 21 to 23, and will feature the popular trade show and new events, according to Shirley Janeczko, manager of the Show.

Each of the three days will have a new theme, according to Janeczko.

Wednesday’s theme is Women in Agriculture, and will feature an empowering woman conference in the afternoon. Women will also receive a 40 per cent discount from the walk-up admission price.

Thursday will be Young Farmer Day where attendees can enjoy the Outstanding Young Farmer luncheon. At the luncheon, one of the young farmer nominees will be chosen to represent Saskatchewan at Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer competition, in Fall 2017. Show attendees under the age of 40 will receive 40 per cent discount from the walk-up admission cost.

Friday is Heritage Day at the show. All attendees over the age of 40 will receive 40 per cent off of the walk-up admission cost. This day will also feature an early pancake breakfast and a sneak peek of the new Mosaic Stadium.

Another new feature of this year’s show is the Farmyard Invention program.

“We created the Farmyard Invention program as a platform for farmers to show off their latest and greatest equipment they have either modified or created to make life on the farm easier,” says Janeczko. “The winner is chosen by those at the event (on Friday), and will win a $5,000 gift card to Peavy Mart (sponsor of the competition).

“The industry is moving fast every day – this (program) recognizes the success of the innovators.”

In addition to the new features of this year’s show, the event will also showcase over 700 exhibitors from all sectors of the agricultural industry, as well as keynote speakers and product launches.

“Being in Saskatchewan, manufacturers and exhibitors are able to bring all their equipment lines,” says Janeczko. “This (show) gives producers the opportunity to do one-stop shopping.

“We are the place (for farmers) to come and see it all.”

The Show will be held at the Evraz Place in Regina, Sask.

More information on admission and show events can be found on the Farm Progress Show website.

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