Game-changing technology on display at Ag in Motion farm expo
By Glacier FarmMedia
By Glacier FarmMedia
July 10, 2017, Langham, Sask. – Farmers who want to check out the newest technology, explore unique crop test plots or improve their dairy and cattle know-how will find all that and more at the Ag in Motion Western Canada’s outdoor farm expo July 18 to 20.
Located 15 minutes northwest of Saskatoon, along Highway 16 near Langham, Ag in Motion features more than 350 exhibitors, 100 acres of test crops and the newest technological advances in farm equipment.
Ag in Motion is one of the only shows in Western Canada that allows farmers to watch equipment in action on the field, says 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,” says O’Connor.
Ag in Motion visitors will be among the first to see Dot Technology Corp.’s autonomous DOT Power Platform, which is expected to change farming as we know it.
“I don’t think there’s been anything that has the potential to change how we practise agriculture more since the GPS was introduced to farming,” says O’Connor. “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 ag.
Livestock Central will offer sessions on cattle handling, livestock and forage, a dairy day and fencing demonstrations.
Among the speakers at the expo are Glacier FarmMedia’s Director of Markets and Weather Information Bruce Burnett, who will update farmers daily on the latest news, and Jolene Brown, presented by RBC, who will address mistakes that break up family businesses.
Now in its third year, Ag in Motion doubled in size last year and has expanded this year by over 50 new exhibitors. And new this year, onsite internet and cellphone service lets visitors and exhibitors stay connected.