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Demos & Programming

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 made their debut.

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.

Couldn’t make the event days or need a re-cap? All Ag in Motion Discovery Plus content is now open for you to explore!

See below to find the different categories of all the sessions.


Equipment Demos presented by Conexus Credit Union

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.

Explore the equipment that was launched at Ag in Motion™ Discovery Plus 2020!

•  John Deere C650 Air Cart

•  New T9 with PLM Intelligence™ from New Holland

•  New Leader NL600 Compost Spreader


Crop Plots, presented by FCC

The Ag in Motion™ Discovery Plus Crop Plots area brought 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 were 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., ASF Canada, SeCan, Yara Belle Plaine, Taurus Ag Marketing, SaskCanola, Gowan, ALPINE, SeedNet and Canterra.


Exhibitor Showcase, presented by SaskTel

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.


Livestock Central

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 also hosted 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.

A Beef Value Chain sustainability panel featured Jeff Fitzpatrick-Stilwell from McDonalds, Erika Stewart with VBP+, and Anne Wasko with the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Plus, explore the Beef Industry Resiliency Panel led by the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA). 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.


Knowledge Centre, presented by RBC

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.


Living Labs, presented by Yara North America

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.


Innovations Program

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.

See the WINNERS!

Innovations Program Winners 2020


Field of STARS presented by Bayer

GROWING STRONGER TOGETHER

The virtual Field of STARS, presented by Bayer, went live Tuesday July 21st, 2020, and included a concert with Canadian country music band The Washboard Union, a virtual STARS helicopter and Emergency Link Centre tour, a live silent auction hosted by Ritchie Bros., and past STARS patient stories.

Attendees had the opportunity to spend real time with The Washboard Union as they performed live songs, and to be part of the banter back and forth as the band answered media questions and shared stories.

The live auction and virtual concert raised $180,000 to support STARS operations in Saskatchewan.

The best part of a digital concert is, the show still goes on, which means you can attend now, learn about STARS in Saskatchewan, and donate, all by visiting www.fieldofstarsevent.ca.