When COVID-19 restrictions began in mid-March, it wasn’t surprising that conferences and agriculture events were postponed or cancelled outright. Soon after, cancellations stretched into the summer months, or events moved to a virtual or online-only platform, and recent announcements of Agribition in the west and The Royal in the east seemed to be the final… Read More

After holding out hope into last week that the show could go on, organizers of the U.S. Farm Progress Show say they have made the decision to cancel the large farm show due to COVID-19. The event was slated to run September 1-3, 2020 near Boone, Iowa. “We’re sad to report today that the changing… Read More

With no rodeos scheduled through the summer months due to COVID-19, many involved in the rodeo circuit are concerned as to how they can qualify for the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR). To answer this question, the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA), has decided to postpone until 2021. Jeff Robson, with the CPRA, says it was… Read More

The Royal Agriculture Winter Fair, re-branded a few years ago simply as The Royal, will not run this November, the latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a video posted on social media, The Royal says it will not hold the 2020 show, but will host the event November 2021. Due to our ongoing concern… Read More

Canadian Western Agribition, held each year in November at Regina, Sask., will have to wait one more year to celebrate its 50th show. Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) has announced that in response to restrictions and recommendations surrounding COVID-19, Agribition’s 50th show will be postponed until 2021. The annual event features a cattle show, large trade… Read More

AgSmart — the conference that takes place annually in August, at Olds, Alta — has launched a virtual ag directory to assist with the connection between ag-tech organizations and producers. The directory, powered by AgExpert, will be free to access until the fall and will provide interactive listings and educational features of special ag-tech offers… Read More

Organizers of the World Dairy Expo have announced the 2020 edition of the show has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The largest dairy event in North America was slated to be held September 29 to October 3, 2020, at Madison, Wisconsin. General manager Scott Bentley says after meeting with government and public health officials, it… Read More

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ag in Motion, which annually takes place at Langham, Sask., will be moved to an online format, dubbed “Ag in Motion Discovery Plus.” The online format will take place July 21-25, 2020, with free entry, allowing participants the ability to still see equipment and agricultural technology from the comfort and… Read More

The Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) board, compromised of the Beef Cattle Research Council, Canada Beef, Canadian Beef Breeds Council, Canadian Cattleman’s Association, and the National Cattle Feeders Association, has decided to postpone the in-person conference scheduled for August 11-13th, 2020, until August 17-19th 2021, in Penticton, B.C. The decision was made following uncertainty around… Read More

Will it pay to park the drill and invest in precision planting technology for wheat? That’s a question Michigan State University researcher Dennis Pennington is tackling in an ongoing research project. Earlier this year, he shared some of his early results with growers attending the CerealSmart conference at Kitchener, Ont. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s… Read More

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) and the Canada’s Farm Show advisory board have made the decision to postpone this year’s show. “This is an unprecedented time for our city, province, country, the world,” says Tim Reid, president and CEO of REAL. “We are about 50 days away from… Read More

 

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