Ag Days Equals Boom for Brandon Economy

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Ag Days is expected to attract 45,000 exhibitors and visitors from across Canada and North Central United States. International Visitors also attend this world class event. Everyone is welcome! “We are very excited to announce that we will be using every square inch of the Keystone Center this year as we have acquired the last 19,200 ft2 of available space bringing the total square footage of the show to 540,000 ft2; all under one roof! This has allowed us to welcome 54 new exhibitors for the 2017 show” stated Kristen Phillips (Ag Days GM).

To top off the largest show yet, the 40th anniversary show will have several special features and events taking place. First off, exhibitors are encouraged to display something nostalgic in their booth to commemorate 40 years of Ag Show Excellence. The top 3 winners will have the option to receive a cash prize of $1000, $500 and $250 respectively. If they choose to donate the funds to a local charity, Manitoba Ag Days will match their contribution. “We are also encouraging every patron to wear something nostalgic to the show. We will be handing out prizes to every patron we see participating in this years’ celebration so be sure to dig through those closets ahead of time, stated Andrea Guthrie, Manitoba Ag Days Media Coordinator.


The program committee has been working very hard at making the 40th line up outstanding. “We have a wide range of dynamic speakers with backgrounds from private industry, governments, and academia who will bring their areas of expertise to the Ag Days crowd,” Phillips says. The complete line up will be released in the upcoming days but to give you a glimpse of the 60 talented speakers here are just a few: Keynote speaker Terry O’Reilly from CBC’s “Under the Influence” will share his insights on “Harvesting the power of storytelling”. Angela Santiago from The Little Potato Company will also join us along with Drew Lerner from World Weather Inc. Thomas Mielke will be flying over from Germany to share his thoughts from Oil World and the list goes on……

 

Ag Days Brandon MB

 

Ag Days Brandon MB