Category: Agribition ’15

After Five Years, Marty Seymour Tips His Hat to Agribition

After reporting a record profit for 2015, Marty Seymour, chief executive officer (CEO) of Canadian Western Agribition, reported something else. As of May 1, 2016, he will be stepping down. Seymour’s LinkedIn profile describes him as someone “motivated to make a difference,” and many who have graced the cattle-filled halls of Agribition would agree that he has done so… Read more »

Ice Fishing? Tips for Cleaning Fish from Agribition

It’s that time of year when the ice on the lakes is freezing and some farmers (of all ages) choose to bundle up, head out into the cold wind and sit staring at a hole in the ice. Okay, so maybe that description is missing some of the fun aspects of ice fishing, but while everybody… Read more »

“Christmas Tree Day” Celebrates Local Tree Growers

It’s the time of year for holiday traditions, which for some families means heading out to pick a Christmas tree. Today is recognized as “Christmas Tree Day.” The occasion is official in Ontario, as Bill 16, which was passed by the province earlier this year, bestows the title of on the first Saturday of December. Ontario has… Read more »

Saying Goodbye to The Swamp

There’s no sign saying where it is. The outdated teal paint on the old brick walls is faded and peeling. The lighting is dingy. The floor is littered with peanut shells, spilled drinks, straw and manure — a mixture of which probably contributed to its name. It’s also been home to many memories (some of which… Read more »

The Speckle Park Story

There’s something unique about the Speckle Park cattle breed that’s catching attention in Canada and around the world. Canadian Western Agribition hosted the largest Canadian Speckle Park show in the breed’s history last week, according to the business manager for the Canadian Speckle Park Association. Over 70 head participated in the Canadian Speckle Park National Show in Regina… Read more »

End of an Era at Agribition

There’s a sense of nostalgia in the cattle barns at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina this year. 2015 marks the last year for the old barns on the Agribition grounds — buildings that are filled with memories made over the 45-year history of Canada’s largest livestock show. A total of 13 structures, including the auditorium… Read more »

TWORA — Old Cattle Barns, Autonomous Tractors and Outstanding Farmers — Nov 26

Agribition, Alberta’s proposed farm labour rules, a new atmosphere in Ottawa, a driverless tractor and another farm tragedy — here’s this week’s Canadian ag news wrap-up from Regina: Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

4-H Gets Funding from CN Rail for New Leadership & Safety Programs

4-H Canada announced new leadership and safety programs at Agribition in Regina on Wednesday following a $600,000 financial commitment from CN Rail. 4-H Canada CEO Shannon Benner explained the new annual Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.) will recognize senior members with four-year $5,000 per year scholarships for post-secondary studies. They’ll also be matched with a mentor… Read more »