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Ag Days Gives Backs 2023 Recipients

Reference: Manitoba Ag Days

PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release

Brandon, MB

January 25, 2023

Ag Days Gives Backs 2023 Recipients

It’s been ten years since Manitoba Ag Days announced the “Ag Days Gives Back” community giving program. 100% of the 50/50 funds raised at the show, which ran from January 17th until 19th at the Keystone Centre in Brandon Manitoba, are going back to communities throughout the province and will be invested in agricultural education and supporting community fire departments. This year Ag Days Gives Back awarded $29,000, which means that with your help, we have given back a total of $376,500.00 since inception.

Our 2023 Community Fire Department Grant Recipients represent each quadrant of the province. Fire departments play a vital role in community safety through education, prevention and emergency responses. We are pleased to support these departments with $2000 grants towards the following purchases:

Edward Fire Department (SW): Purchase a 10,000lb warn electric winch and mounting hardware for the pumper truck.

Glenboro South Cypress Fire Department (SW): Purchase of a repeater system that will double the effective range of existing FM radios.

Ste Anne Fire Department (SE): Purchase of grain rescue equipment and air bags, which are used to lift heavy items in the event of an accident with entrapment.

Whitemouth Fire Department (SE): Purchase of spreaders, which are used in the event of an accident with entrapment.

Roblin Fire and Rescue (SW): Purchase of grain rescue equipment for training purposes.

St. Rose Fire Department (NW): Purchase of grain rescue equipment.

Clandeboye Fire Department (NE): Purchase of grain rescue equipment for training purposes and participation in farm rescue courses.

Ochre River Fire Department (NE): Purchase of a side by side grassland attack unit for covering vast farmlands with difficult terrain.

The recipients of the 2023 Ag Days Gives Back Scholarships of $1000 each were:

ACC Diploma Scholarship – Rhett Grieve

U of M Diploma - Lacey Shirley Calder

U of M Degree - Emily Rob

Manitoba Ag Days also awarded the Education and Leadership Grant in the amount of $10,000 to Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba.

Manitoba Ag Days show is an annual three-day exposition of agriculture production expertise, technology and equipment that attracts exhibitors and visitors from across Canada and the United States of America held at the Keystone Centre in Brandon Manitoba. Applications for the next round of Ag Days Gives Back grants and scholarships will open in the fall and be awarded at the 2024 show, which runs
from Tuesday, January 16 - Thursday, January 18, 2024.

For more information or the latest updates please visit https://www.agdays.com/ or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @mbagdays.

For all media inquiries please contact:

Teresa Vallotton - Media Coordinator at (204) 526-0574 media@agdays.com

OR

Kristen Phillips, Manitoba Ag Days General Manager at (204)728-4137 coordinator@agdays.com