Farm Progress Show Wrap-Up — Big Equipment and Little Rain

Farmers and farm equipment manufacturers from across Western Canada and around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Regina last week for the experience known as Canada’s Farm Progress Show.

Shaun, Rhett and Kelvin had the honour of attending and covering Farm Progress for RealAg this year, although they were apparently too busy to film a wrap-up video. So instead, Shaun and (Farm Progress rookie) Kelvin took some time after the show to chat about highlights and things that caught their attention (no, that doesn’t include this year’s apparent show food of choice — Pocket Dawgs.)

According to organizers, attendance was up slightly from last year, with 41,897 people entering the gates to Evraz Place (up from 39,736 at the rain-filled 2014 show.)

“Our records show that both domestic and international attendance resulted in this increase. Although there has been little rain throughout our province this spring, our attendees arrived at our show to do business,” said show manager Shirley Janeczko.

The trend of equipment getting larger was clearly on display again at CFPS15, and so Shaun and Kelvin discuss the merits of a 100 foot air-drill and a 600 bushel per minute grain auger, as well as farmer sentiment regarding the dry conditions and some of the notable displays and attractions at the show (accompanied by some related and not-so-related video from the show):

More from Canada’s Farm Progress Show ’15:

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