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COVID-19 knocks Agribition off 2020 calendar

Organizers look to 2021, plan 'new digital experiences' in meantime

Reading Time: 2 minutes Another of the Prairies’ major agricultural exhibitions has removed itself from the 2020 schedule. The 50th edition of Canadian Western Agribition, which was scheduled for Nov. 30 to Dec. 5 this year at Regina’s Evraz Place exhibition park, has been postponed to Nov. 22-27, 2021. Organizers of the not-for-profit event said Wednesday they made the […] Read more

The Saskatchewan Horse Federation named a memorial scholarship for veterinarian Byrnne Rothwell two weeks after his death in 2014. (

Sask. livestock sector adds three hall-of-famers

Reading Time: 3 minutes It was only proper for Byrnne Rothwell, Florian Possberg and Barry Andrew to be announced in the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame’s next group of inductees during Canada’s biggest livestock show. The three inductees, all known for their contributions to the livestock sector, were announced Friday morning at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina. Ed McCall […] Read more

4-H Canada CEO Shannon Benner announces $600,000 in funding for scholarship and farm safety programs, in partnership with CN. (Lisa Guenther photo)

Railway funds to deliver safety, leadership programs

Reading Time: 2 minutes 4-H Canada is set to launch a new youth leadership program, along with a farm safety fund, thanks to a $600,000 contribution from Canadian National Railway (CN). Executives at 4-H and CN unveiled the 4-H Canada Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (LEAD) at Canadian Western Agribition on Wednesday morning. Each year LEAD will award four […] Read more

Delegates at the Indigenous Agriculture Summit got musical accompaniment to their lunch Wednesday at Regina’s Ramada Plaza. (Lisa Guenther photo)

Guenther: Indigenous ag summit cultivates global ambition

Reading Time: 2 minutes Elmer Eashappie is an idea man. And on his mind today is an agricultural summit connecting First Nations groups worldwide to network and learn, all under the umbrella of Canadian Western Agribition. And that idea is closer to reality than one may think. Eashappie, an Agribition board member, is chairman of the Indigenous Agriculture Summit, […] Read more