January 11, 2016 7:48 pm
Updated: January 12, 2016 11:22 am

Prairieland Park hosting agriculture leaders

Watch above: The Crop Production Show at Prairieland Park features the latest in technology, products and services for the Saskatchewan 2016 crop. Joelle Tomlinson reports.

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SASKATOON – Farmers lined up to get into Prairieland Park Monday for the Western Canadian Crop Production Show, hoping to learn about innovations in the grain industry. More than 1,000 trade show booths are set up to connect producers with industry leaders.

“It’s everything. Everything that has anything to do with crop production, from inputs to cultivation, to the actual harvesting, grain storage [and] precision farming,” said Lori Cates, agriculture manager at Prairieland Park.

About 20,000 people are expected to attend.

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Seminars and information sessions focus on topics like succession planning, water management and plant breeders rights.

The show is sold out for exhibitors, featuring 340 companies, including 18 from the United States.

Adult admission for a single day is $14. A two-day pass costs $24. The show runs from noon until 6 p.m. CT Monday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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