Jul 30, 2015 by Scott Garvey

Ag in Motion highlights

Dry product spreader demonstration

Dry product spreader demonstration

Drinking plenty of fluids was the order of the day at the Ag in Motion outdoor farm show, which was held a few minutes outside the city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in late July. Fortunately, there were plenty of vendors willing to sell bottles of water, soft drinks or even something a little stronger.

The show was blessed with some hot sunny weather for most of its first three days. The show’s owner Glacier FarmMedia, who also own Grainews,

More than a few implements competed in front of the crowd

More than a few implements competed in front of the crowd

modeled the event on their other outdoor extravaganza, Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, which is held every fall in Woodstock, Ontario.

There was a lot of focus on practical demonstrations and test plots, something no other Western Canadian show has done. So it was nice to see a regional event do that. And I think it filled a gap that has existed here for a long time. Apparently others did too, because bus loads of farmers from as far away as Alberta showed up to take in the sights.

RBR Ent. sprayer/spreaders are new to Canada

RBR Ent. sprayer/spreaders are new to Canada

If you haven’t seen them already, there are several e-QuipTV video segments posted on some of the things that caught our attention at the show. Click here to see them.

If you weren’t there, here are a few images to give you an idea of what kind of articles we dug out of that show to feature in the pages of upcoming editions of Grainews.

Scott

Scott Garvey

Scott Garvey


Grainews' machinery editor Scott Garvey follows trends and innovation in equipment technology, takes a look at new farm machinery offerings, tracks their performance and goes into the workshop to find better ways to keep them up and running.


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