Manitoba Ag Days is returning to the Keystone Centre this week and the organizing committee is thrilled to bring this annual Ag Expo back to Brandon, after a 3-year hiatus due to pandemic restrictions.
"We are so excited to have everybody back. Back in one building, back to business," shares Ag Days General Manager, Kristen Phillips. "Agriculture is a business of handshakes and we just can't wait to see everybody back at the Keystone Centre."
The Keystone Centre will be hosting the 550 exhibitors, hailing from Quebec to B.C and from North and South Dakota, with 104 of those being new to Manitoba's Ag Days. As well, this year's trade show will be showcasing 32 new and unique innovative products at the Innovation Showcase addressing farm safety, farm-built solutions, Ag tech and more.
Between the two presentation theatres at the Keystone Centre over 70 speakers will be sharing their expertise in a variety of topics including marketing, farm management, crop and nutrient management, and professional development.
Phillips says the line-up of speakers is quite significant. "We have 10 keynote speakers this year and we've really focused on today's issues; agronomy, economics, fertilizer prices, what's happening in Ukraine and Russia, and really focusing on that international landscape."
"As well we're also dealing with the hottest topics," she adds. "We always try to bring in our specialists with Manitoba Agriculture and talk about what's happening with diseases and insects."
"Thirty-three credits are available for any agronomist looking for training," notes Phillips.
"The enthusiasm from the industry, the exhibitors are excited and patrons are excited, ticket sales are going well, and the amazing lineup we have for everyone is just incredible," she says. "We just can't wait to have everybody back in one building."
Manitoba Ag Days will be held at the Keystone Centre in Brandon from January 17-19.
Visit the Ag Days website for the full list of speakers and their topics, Innovation Showcase participants, ticket purchase and more.