Agri-Trade Equipment Expo coming to Red Deer in November

Agri-Trade Equipment Expo coming to Red Deer in November

Top five finalists to compete for $25k

The 35th Agri-Trade Equipment Expo is set to open at Westerner Park in Red Deer from Nov. 6 to 8.

For three days, attendees will be able explore the newest equipment, technology, and services in the agriculture industry – not just in Western Canada, but globally – including the newest in agricultural innovations.

Innovation is the lifeblood of agriculture, and Agri-Trade is where agricultural producers get to experience it first-hand. Each year, companies are invited to enter their newest ideas and advancements into the Ag Innovations program.

This year will mark the 12th year of the program and the organizers have announced a $20,000 grand prize, which will be awarded to one winner of five finalists that will go head to head and compete on Nov. 7 at 3:00 p.m. at Agri-Trade.

Using a Dragon’s Den style format, each finalist will be given five minutes to present to a panel of judges for the $20,000 prize. Attendees will help select the winner of the “Farmers Choice Award” who will receive $5,000.

“The top five finalists are from all different sectors of agriculture and we cannot wait to see them compete head-to-head at Agri-Trade.” comments Rod Bradshaw, Ag Innovations committee chair and Innisfail area crop and vegetable producer.

“The technology is diversifying every year, and the ideas keep getting better. This competition gives finalists an opportunity to make the perfect pitch to an audience of qualified buyers.”

The five finalists are:

Farmbucks – a fast and convenient way to compare grain bids

HydraGEN – a carbon emission reduction technology kit that can be installed on any OEM equipment with a diesel engine.

Dot Autonomous Power Platform – a mobile diesel powered platform designed to handle large variety of implements commonly used in agriculture, mining and construction.

Agrirepel grain bags – effective bird, rodent and raccoon repelent bags made from revolutionary plastic film that repels pets for up to two years.

SIWI Combi Hitch – an auto hitching system that connects the tractor to an implement in seconds without requiring the operator to leave the seat of the tractor.

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