The forty fourth version of Canada’s Farm Present is formally underway, with the occasion operating from Tuesday to Thursday on the REAL District in Regina.
Organizers anticipate over 30,000 folks will attend this yr’s occasion with greater than 400 exhibitors on-site and consumers from about 50 international locations.
Whereas there are new merchandise and know-how from across the globe being showcased on the occasion, a number of the most revolutionary items may be from the town that’s internet hosting the present.
There are a variety of native firms which have neat items of apparatus on show at Canada’s Farm Present.
Whenever you enter by way of the entrance doorways of the Worldwide Commerce Centre (ITC), the place quite a lot of exhibitors are situated for the occasion, you’ll discover folks of all ages climbing onto a novel set of wheels that rolled in for the present.
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LyteHorse, an organization based mostly in Regina, manufactures stand-up electrical ATVs, which its members say is an ATV expertise like no different. It’s being launched on the Farm Present for the primary time.
“It’s very unusual on the planet of ATVs, that are usually gas-powered autos, as a result of this one is electrical, so there’s zero noise and nil emissions,” mentioned Allen Bonk, co-founder and CEO of LyteHorse.
Bonk mentioned their product stands out in comparison with different designs as a result of it incorporates a number of purposes that can be utilized in quite a lot of sides corresponding to legislation enforcement and recreation.
He added that their creation has been a well-kept secret as a result of they haven’t had alternatives to showcase their ATVs.
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“It’s actually cool for us to get on the market in our hometown,” talked about Bonk. “It actually hasn’t had the publicity, however we’re on the point of get into manufacturing in July.”
One other Regina-based firm featured on the present is Prairie Clear Vitality, which took the stage on the Canada’s Farm Present Launch Pad within the ITC on opening day to speak about what they’ve to supply.
Mark Cooper, president and CEO of Prairie Clear Vitality, mentioned they introduced that they’re now open for enterprise with their first facility set to open in September of this yr in Regina.
“We’ve signed our first farmers on to long-term gross sales agreements to buy their straw so we will convert it to pellets,” shared Cooper.
“It has been an thrilling day.”
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The corporate produces flax straw pellets by buying flax straw from producers after which changing the straw into pellets for world markets that burn wooden biomass.
Cooper mentioned that is additionally handy for farmers who then don’t need to burn their crops to clear the straws.
“Flax straw is an actual nuisance and hazard for farmers. They’ll’t do something with it, they will’t until it again into the soil, in order that they burn it within the discipline. It releases all that carbon in an unproductive means, which creates fireplace hazards. Farmers don’t love to do it; they do it as a result of they need to,” Cooper defined.
“We provide a possibility to purchase it from them, they then make some revenue from what is taken into account a waste after which we assist the atmosphere by selecting to not burn it. In order that they love the thought.”
The present runs for 2 extra days on the REAL District with Wednesday’s theme specializing in schooling and Thursday centering on collaboration.
Extra details about the displays and the present may be discovered on the occasion’s web site.
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