Ag Expo to showcase industry
- Published on Friday, March 31, 2017
By Ken Waddell
The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press
A couple of months ago, Cam Tibbett, who manages Munro Farm Supplies in Neepawa and serves as VP of the Neepawa Natives Hockey Club, started pondering about the team, the Ag industry and the impact both have on the area. Tibbett wanted to re-capture some of the excitement that buzzed around the former Neepex Trade Show from a few years back and set up an event that would showcase the Ag industry. Tibbett teamed up with Matt Lowry, Scott Newton and others to approach the Ag industry people about the concept.
From those seeds, a major event has sprouted. The first annual Neepawa Ag Expo is slated for the Yellowhead Centre Hall on Thursday April 6 at 1 p.m.
There are 40 Ag industry partners participating, with displays of goods, equipment and services. There will be three guest speakers who start their presentations at 2:30 p.m. Speakers include: John Heard, P.Ag. CCA Certified whose topic will be Spring fertilizer options for N and P. Jacqueline Gerrard, P.Ag. of Backswath Management Inc. will be speaking on Benchmarking Farm Profits and Justine Cornelsen (Canola Council) will present “Canola 101”.
A beef/pork on a bun supper is planned for 6 p.m. There will be a cash bar and around 7 p.m., over 40 major items will be auctioned off (see ad elsewhere in this issue). Each participant is bringing a major auction item, so it is a great opportunity for farmers to buy seed, fertilizer or equipment rentals by auction.
All the net proceeds will go to the Neepawa Natives hockey team to help with annual operating expenses.
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