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FarmTech cancelled, Agri-Trade still a go

The foundation that puts on FarmTech is cancelling the popular event, which was slated to run in January. “The FarmTech Foundation looks forward to when we can safely reconvene for… Canada’s premier crop production and farm management conference,” said a statement from the foundation, which is comprised of the provincial wheat, barley, canola and pulse […] Read more

Canada’s Farm Show postponed

New date not yet set for former Farm Progress Show

One of Canada’s biggest agricultural events has crossed itself off the 2020 summer calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada’s Farm Show, which rebranded in December from its former Canada’s Farm Progress Show identity, announced Monday it has officially postponed to an as-yet unconfirmed date. The annual show, organized by the Regina Exhibition Association (REAL), […] Read more


Farmfair runs from Nov. 6-10 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre.

What’s new in 2019 at Farmfair International

Big-eared bunnies, a honey show, craft market, and learn-in-a-hurry presentations are part of this year’s lineup

Every year, Farmfair International is offering new events and programs to keep the long-running ag show fresh for attendees. This is especially important this year as Northlands — the organizers of Farmfair — strive to attract guests who may not ordinarily attend an agricultural event. This year’s show is being held Nov. 6-10 at the […] Read more

The Extreme Cowboys competition, an obstacle course that tests horsemanship skills, calls itself “the fastest-growing equine sport.” It’s making its Farmfair debut this year.

Northlands strikes a balance for Farmfair 2019

Farmfair organizers attempt to boost urban visitors while staying true to the show’s roots

With a new focus on attracting urban audiences, Farmfair International’s organizers are offering new kinds of programming while keeping old fans happy. The first step was thinking beyond cattle. Farmfair 2019, which runs Nov. 6-10 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre, features programming dedicated to smaller critters such as bees, rabbits and urban chickens — not […] Read more


Farmfair International is home to 12 breed shows featuring more than 15 purebred beef breeds. The event runs Nov. 9-13 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre.

Despite challenges, Farmfair International soldiers on

Industry continues to support long-running Edmonton-based ag 
show and the number of exhibitors and foreign attendees is up

It’s been a year of mixed blessings for Edmonton’s Farmfair International. On the one hand, international interest in the long-running agriculture show is at an all-time high and local support appears as positive as ever. On the other, debate over the future ownership of Northlands’ facilities has put the future of the show’s longtime home […] Read more

A clinic on how to show stock is one of the featured events at this year’s Farmfair.

What’s on your schedule for Farmfair this year?

Here are four events you might want to check out at the popular livestock show

There’s lots to see and do at Farmfair International, including these four events. ThinkAg Careers Sponsored by Ag for Life, this is a career fair-style event to help youth learn about employment opportunities in the agricultural industry. “They will be able to speak to company representatives and young ag professionals to see what is out […] Read more



The Prospect Steer and Heifer Show gives youth a chance to develop their showmanship abilities.

A sure sign of spring: Northlands Farm and Ranch Show

This year’s event includes a prospect steer and heifer show, and Limousin is the featured breed

Before the fields thaw, the Northlands Farm and Ranch Show is your opportunity to view quality equipment and livestock to incorporate into your operations. This year’s show, which runs from March 26-28, features some new events, including the prospect steer and heifer show. This event showcases calves born in 2014, in a junior division on […] Read more


The new $5.9-million Agrim Centre will be operational by April 1.

Rimbey Agricultural Society’s new multi-purpose facility set to open

The 60,000-square-foot facility will host horse events, sales, 4-H shows and various other activities

Rimbey’s new $5.9-million multi-purpose facility, the Agrim Centre, is nearly complete. “We’ve taken our first event bookings, and are looking for more,” said Tim Edge, president of the Rimbey Agricultural Society. “We’ve had a lot of interest in using the building already, so we wanted to get the word out that we are accepting bookings […] Read more

Ag in Motion will have the assistance of the operators of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, held annually near Woodstock, Ont. Last year’s show attracted more than 750 exhibitors and 42,000 attendees.

Western Canada’s first annual outdoor farm show coming in July

Ag in Motion is being created on 320 acres near Saskatoon and will include 
field demonstrations for crop inputs and equipment

Glacier FarmMedia, Canada’s largest agricultural news and information publisher, is expanding the farm show part of its business with the creation of a new demonstration-focused, outdoor farm show called Ag in Motion on 320 acres of farmland just outside of Saskatoon. “What’s really unique about this show is it brings agriculture equipment and inputs to […] Read more