Welcome to Ag in Motion™ Discovery Plus, a digital event that delivers interactive content from the field to the farm. Explore equipment demos, agricultural technology, crop plot tours, livestock-focused and crop-based learning, webinars to help you manage your farm during uncertain times and the many featured products that will make their debut at Ag in Motion Discovery Plus.
Through this innovative reimagined format, Ag in Motion Discovery Plus gives you a unique vantage point to experience what's new in agriculture hosted by Glacier FarmMedia journalists from familiar brands like The Western Producer, Grainews, Manitoba Co-operator and Canadian Cattlemen.
The schedule is open for you to explore! See what you like? Make sure to register for free to get full access to all the Demos & Programming, Exhibitor Showcase, live chats, specials offers and much more.
Mark your calendar for the evening of Tuesday, July 21 and get ready to be entertained during this exciting evening of celebration and community giving. This kick-off event is in support of the non-profit organization STARS and features an online auction hosted by Ritchie Bros., entertainment by the Canadian country band The Washboard Union, a live helicopter tour and patient stories to see how your contributions help.
Join us for a live broadcast on YouTube or through your favourite Saskatoon Media Group radio station as we all work together to raise funds for STARS to continue its world-class, leading-edge air medical programs and services. STARS’ unique model of community, corporate and government support allows it to provide the highest standard of patient care and transport in Western Canada.
This is a free event! Of special note: an industry and lifestyle Ritchie Bros. online auction will open on July 17, and closes July 21.
In true Ag in Motion style, farmers will be able to view comparisons on equipment to see what works best in their fields. We'll show equipment from all different angles and offer highlight videos with product details.
Featured equipment includes:
• Air Seeders from Vaderstad, New Holland, Bourgault, and SeedMaster
• Sprayers from Apache, New Holland and John Deere
• Tractors from New Holland, Versatile, and Fendt
Plus, join us on an engaging hosted behind-the-wheel look at UTVs where several types will be featured including Bobcat, Kubota, Mahindra and Can-Am BRP. The UTV Demos is presented by BKT Tires.
The Ag in Motion Discovery Plus Crop Plots area will bring farmers the latest developments from the field through virtual plot walk-throughs and time-lapse photography from METOS® Canada crop cameras.
Representatives from each crop plot partner will be interviewed about what’s new in their product roster for 2020 and the benefits of their varieties.
Crop Plot participants include: Nutrien Ag Solutions, Bayer Crop Science Inc., BASF Canada, SeCan, Yara Belle Plaine, Taurus Ag Marketing, SaskCanola, Gowan, ALPINE, SeedNet and Canterra.
A popular part of Ag in Motion is the ability to visit hundreds of companies focused on bringing farmers the best and the latest equipment, technology and ideas for the farm.
Our dedicated Exhibitor Showcase area will be filled with engaging content from hundreds of agricultural companies including exclusive product launches, new products and services for farmers, detailed and downloadable product information, videos, show specials, polls, one-on-one chats and more.
Producers can take a virtual walkthrough several different breeds in the Beef Breeds Showcase, and get the latest in Stock Dog news through presentations and video.
We’ll also host the Livestock Central seminar series with livestock-focused presentations from industry experts and exhibitors. Topics will include silage, livestock water quality, pasture management and much more. Stay tuned for the full schedule!
Wednesday evening there will be a Beef Value Chain sustainability panel featuring Jeff Fitzpatrick-Stilwell from McDonalds, Erika Stewart with VBP+, and Anne Wasko with the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Don’t miss the Beef Industry Resiliency Panel Thursday evening, led by the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA). Confirmed guests from different sectors include: Bob Lowe, CCA president, AB; Maryjo Tait, Celtic Ridge Farms, ON; Jarrod Gillig, Cargill and Marcel Blais with CHOP Steakhouse.
What do you want to know about managing your farm in the new normal? We have the answers you need in the Ag in Motion Discovery Plus Knowledge Centre.
Hosted by our experienced Glacier FarmMedia editorial team, we're connecting farmers with experts to tackle real problems through ag-focused presentations, panel discussions, live chat-format Q&As and informative webinars.
Keynote speakers include:
• Ranveer Chandra, Microsoft Research’s lead on the agriculture-based FarmBeats platform
• Dr. Dave Kohl to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic will transform agriculture
• Jean-Philippe Gervais, Vice-President and Chief Agricultural Economist, FCC to share risks and opportunities for agricultural markets
You can find topics and speakers on the following themes: Agronomy and Precision, Water and Soil, Financial Management and Markets, and Harvest Showcase.
New for 2020, Ag in Motion Discovery Plus is reimagining what collaboration can mean among farm groups, academics, researchers and industry partners across Western Canada.
With so many Field Days across the prairies cancelled due to COVID-19, we’re offering a way to shrink geographic distances and give farmers access to timely field information from farmer-led research all in one online platform.
We have sessions including: Westman Agricultural Diversification Centre, Lakeland College, Agri-Arm, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers.
The Innovations Showcase, which returns to Ag in Motion Discovery Plus this year, is designed to highlight agricultural innovations ready to come to market or still at the conceptual stage.
All exhibiting companies have been invited to participate. Finalists and one award winner will be chosen from each of the following categories: (1) Plant and soil science; (2) Animal and livestock; (3) Agriculture equipment; and (4) Agribusiness services.
Winners will be announced online July 21st, 2020, and the winning entries will be shared through a unique entry point on the Ag in Motion Discovery Plus online platform.
Entries are now closed for 2020.
Farmers who register are automatically entered into an engagement contest with a chance to win a 1,000-gallon Westeel fuel tank courtesy of AGI, with a full tank of diesel from Ag in Motion™ Discovery Plus!
The more you engage with the content and features throughout the show, the more you increase your chance to win. Attendees can add sessions to their schedule, bookmark exhibitor booths, request meetings with company reps, send direct messages and engage in live discussions during the show.
The winner will be selected at the end of the show and announced on July 29, 2020. Look for that announcement on our social channels.
Don’t forget to visit AGI’s virtual booth and look for exclusive show specials. Reach out to team members and request one-to-one meetings. They’re looking forward to chatting with you!
Range Road 3083,
RM of Corman Park Section 15 Northwest of Saskatoon on Hwy. 16, at Glacier FarmMedia Discovery Farm Langham