NEWS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brandon, MB – Monday January 11th, 2021
Calling all Producers – now is your time to have your say!
Innovation is at the forefront of Agriculture and we wanted to maintain our momentum with our Innovation Showcase in 2021! There were 44 entries this year in our 7 categories – Animal and Livestock, Agronomics, Ag Tech, Agribusiness Services, Agriculture Equipment, Farm Safety and Farm Built Solutions. For more information on all 44 entries please go to www.agdays.com/innovations
Manitoba Ag Days would like to thank Glacier FarmMedia for joining us as the Presenting Sponsor of the Innovation Showcase. Glacier FarmMedia is a long standing sponsor of our show and a huge supporter of our Innovation Showcase. Together we would like to announce the second component to our competition. With no show this year we were able to have an OVERALL GRAND PRIZE CHAMPION and a FARMER CHOICE GRAND PRIZE CHAMPION. We will be giving away $15,000 to the grand prize champion and $10,000 to the farmers choice grand prize champion. The Winner of each of the 7 categories in the Innovation Showcase are the 7 finalists for the competition. Farmers can log onto www.agdays.com/vote2021 to vote for their favorite innovation. Producers can vote once every 24 hours from January 11th to 22nd, 2021 with the Winner being announced on January 25th at 1030 AM.
To learn more about each of our finalists we would encourage you to join us on our webinar on January 14th. Aberhart Ag Solutions has partnered with us to host an Innovation Showcase Showdown. The 7 finalists will go head to head and pitch their products and tell you why you should vote for them. Our judging team will join Dan Aberhart (the host of the Growing Your Future Podcast) to help us get to know the 7 finalists. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of each of the finalists and follow along with our scorecard! You must pre-register at:
Our 7 finalists are:
Agribusiness Services Category sponsored by: CountryGuide
Winner – AGvisorPRO - AGvisorPRO’s connectivity platform instantly connects people in agriculture, directly and globally, to deliver sustainable solutions through a network of premium, specialized experts. We match you to the right person to answer your questions via audio, video, chat, and photos. Sessions are archived.
Ag Technology Category sponsored by: Farmzilla
Winner – Adaptive Ag Solutions - The next evolution in grain cables! Binstick is an electronic and mobile ready, rigid, modular, expandable and portable grain bin probe that contains Temperature and Humidity sensors for improved grain bin monitoring and grain drying.
Agronomics Category sponsored by: Manitoba Cooperator
Winner – Bayer CropScience - New BUTEO start is a powerful seed treatment that provides immediate and effective protection from striped and crucifer flea beetles, giving your canola outstanding resilience in the crucial early stages. Start your season strong with BUTEO start.
Farm Built Solutions Category sponsored by: The Western Producer
Winner – Bar C Innovations - The Quick Pin Hitch Pin is a new, innovated and redesigned hitch pin. It is faster and makes it easier for the unhooking of implements. It is perfect for balers in case of a fire, gravity wagons, anhydrous tanks, and unhooking with a one-man operation. When the weight of a unit is distributed on the tongue and pin, this can make it very difficult to pull the pin out; the quick pin solves this issue.
Farm Safety Category sponsored by: Grainews
Winner – The Tiregrabber - The TireGrabber Reversible is a unique invention designed to easily attach to any existing hydraulic system and provides a user friendly method of safely and efficiently handling a broad scope of tires from 40""- 89"".
Agricultural Equipment Category sponsored by: AGDealer
Winner – Norbin - Complete bolt-together hopper with FULL FLOOR AERATION. 100% galvanized steel. Special perforation design allows for excellent airflow and works with all sizes of grain and seeds.
Animal and Livestock Category sponsored by: The Canadian Cattlemen
Winner – Arrowquip - The Q-Catch 87 Series Portable Cattle Chute, Alley, and Collapsible Cattle Tub is the most unique cattle handling system of its time. Key features of the new portable cattle handling system include: All-new collapsible cattle tub design on Arrowquip portable cattle handling systems; folding tub tows within the wheel track which eliminates the industry standard 8′ overhand; a compact tub making the unit significantly safer and easier to tow; a simple and efficient setup in just 5 minutes and a new 18′ alley section providing space for more cattle in the lead-up without adding extra length, thanks to the collapsible tub.
We are so exciting to watch the competition play out in the next two weeks. Be sure to vote every 24 hours for the Farmer’s Choice Grand Prize Champion!
For all media inquiries contact Kristen Phillips, Manitoba Ag Days General Manager at (204)728-4137 or Christine Roskos, Manitoba Ag Days Office Manager at (204)866-4400