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UPDATED: 1145 CST – July 24, 2015 – It’s been years in the making, and now Ag In Motion has come and gone.

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New AIM farm show hits mark – Heavy equipment hard at work burning diesel fuel and raising dust are what sets a new farm show apart from the carpet and concrete that characterize most Canadian agriculture events. The new farm show, which launched July 21 near Saskatoon, attracted more than 200 exhibitors.

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Federal minister of agriculture Gerry Rtiz and Glacier Media president and CEO Jonathon Kennedy discuss agriculture at the opening of the first Ag in Motion farm show at Langham, Sask., July 21, 2015. | Michael Raine photo

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DuPont Pioneer world wide president Paul Schickler at the AIM farm show. Schickler is planning for bean, corn and likely wheat genetics expansion for the company in Western Canada. | Michael Raine photo

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Exhibitor Dave Patrick and partner Hendrik Stuut from Bow Island, Alberta traveled 500 kilometers to display equipment at the AIM event. “We weren’t planning to sell machinery at the event, especially the stuff we brought from home,” said Patrick of D and H Equipment. “We didn’t even get to wash it. It sold on day one. That doesn’t happen at a lot of shows,” he said about getting a cheque for $42,500 for a 50 foot, Mandako land roller. | Michael Raine photo

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Demonstrations in the field were a major part of the new Ag in Motion farm show near Langham, Sask.. | Michael Raine photo

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Demonstrations in the field were a major part of the new Ag in Motion farm show near Langham, Sask. This tillage demo attracted hundreds of farmers. | Michael Raine photo

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Warren Handson of Kinistino, Sask., checked out each of the vertical tillage machine’s results at the AIM show near Langham, Sask. | Michael Raine photo

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Field demonstrations were a big part of the AIM farm show near Langham, Sask. This tillage demonstration drew hundreds of producers. | Michael Raine photo

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The first day of the AIM farm show was met with good crowds, say organizers. The event is unique in Western Canada for its machinery demonstrations. | Michael Raine photo

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Robert Saik, CEO of Agri-Trend, said there will be an entry fee and a verification cost producers will have to pay to participate in the Canola 100 contest. The contest will run during the 2016 2017 and 2018 growing seasons. Producers will also have to input crop information including crop inputs and weather information on Agri-Data, which is a online data platform owned by Agri-Trend. If at the end of the three year competition no producer is able to achieve 100 bushels per acre the competitor who had the best yield will win the use of the fleet of John Deere equipment. | Robin Booker photo

Day 3 of the Ag In Motion farm show. | Michael Raine photo

Day 3 of the Ag In Motion farm show. | Michael Raine photo

Jennifer Martens of Elbow, Sask., along with children Rachael, 4, and Eric, 2, take a closer look at AC Stride white hulled milling oats at Ag In Motion, July 22.  |  William DeKay photo

Jennifer Martens of Elbow, Sask., along with children Rachael, 4, and Eric, 2, take a closer look at AC Stride white hulled milling oats at Ag In Motion, July 22. | William DeKay photo

Gerard Possberg of Humbolt, Sask., and Len Zimmer from Grain Bags  greet one another at Ag In Motion, July 22.  At right, Darryl and Ross Reynolds of Nokomis, Sask. sit on Kelly Diamond Harrow.  |  William DeKay photo

Gerard Possberg of Humbolt, Sask., and Len Zimmer from Grain Bags greet one another at Ag In Motion, July 22. At right, Darryl and Ross Reynolds of Nokomis, Sask. sit on Kelly Diamond Harrow. | William DeKay photo

Trisha Greening from FCC in Saskatoon and fellow colleages walked around Ag In Motion photographing people in frames that say "I'm Ag Proud". |  William DeKay photo

Trisha Greening from FCC in Saskatoon and fellow colleages walked around Ag In Motion photographing people in frames that say “I’m Ag Proud”. | William DeKay photo

Rachael Martens, 4, and brother Eric, 2, of Elbow, Sask., take a closer look at a plot of Brown Seeded Flax (FP 2316), a new variety for 2019 during Ag In Motion, July 22.  |  William DeKay photo

Rachael Martens, 4, and brother Eric, 2, of Elbow, Sask., take a closer look at a plot of Brown Seeded Flax (FP 2316), a new variety for 2019 during Ag In Motion, July 22. | William DeKay photo

Eric Martens of Elbow, Sask., follows his mother Jennifer through a plot featuring Brown Seeded Flax (FP 2316), a new variety at Ag In Motion, July 22.  |  William DeKay photo

Eric Martens of Elbow, Sask., follows his mother Jennifer through a plot featuring Brown Seeded Flax (FP 2316), a new variety at Ag In Motion, July 22. | William DeKay photo

Liam Rustad, 3, from Rose Valley, Sask., takes a closer look at a Versatile combine with his mother Melissa during Ag In Motion, July 22.  |  William DeKay photo

Liam Rustad, 3, from Rose Valley, Sask., takes a closer look at a Versatile combine with his mother Melissa during Ag In Motion, July 22. | William DeKay photo

Farmers walk the test strip after a tillage demonstration at Ag In Motion, July 22.  |  William DeKay photo

Farmers walk the test strip after a tillage demonstration at Ag In Motion, July 22. | William DeKay photo

Farmers walk the test strip after a tillage demonstration at Ag In Motion, July 22.  |  William DeKay photo

Farmers walk the test strip after a tillage demonstration at Ag In Motion, July 22. | William DeKay photo

Farmers gather round to dig and measure depth after tillage demonstrations at Ag In Motion, July 22.  |  William DeKay photo

Farmers gather round to dig and measure depth after tillage demonstrations at Ag In Motion, July 22. | William DeKay photo

Farmers dig into the soil during tillage demonstrations by several manufacturers at Ag In Motion, July 22.  |  William DeKay photo

Farmers dig into the soil during tillage demonstrations by several manufacturers at Ag In Motion, July 22. | William DeKay photo

Farmers watch a test strips being made during tillage demonstrations at Ag In Motion, July 22.  |  William DeKay photo

Farmers watch a test strips being made during tillage demonstrations at Ag In Motion, July 22. | William DeKay photo

A farmer takes a closer look at the soil after a tillage demonstration at Ag In Motion, July 22.  |  William DeKay photo

A farmer takes a closer look at the soil after a tillage demonstration at Ag In Motion, July 22. | William DeKay photo

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Ag In Motion, July 22.

Katla Bogdan, 10 months, of Saskatoon gets a sky high view of Ag In Motion by her father Jeff while waiting in line for lunch, July 22.  |  William DeKay photo

Katla Bogdan, 10 months, of Saskatoon gets a sky high view of Ag In Motion by her father Jeff while waiting in line for lunch, July 22. | William DeKay photo

Randall Wiebe of Arborg, Manitoba scrapes back the dirt after a tillage demonstration during Ag In Motion, July 21.  |  William DeKay photo

Randall Wiebe of Arborg, Manitoba scrapes back the dirt after a tillage demonstration during Ag In Motion, July 21. | William DeKay photo

First day activity at Ag In Motion, July 21.  |  William DeKay photo

First day activity at Ag In Motion, July 21. | William DeKay photo

Marcel Labrosse of Calgary sets up the Karcher Canada booth before Ag In Motion opens July 21.  |  William DeKay photo

Marcel Labrosse of Calgary sets up the Karcher Canada booth before Ag In Motion opens July 21. | William DeKay photo

Mike Brunen of Value Tire does some last minute cleaning before the opening of Ag In Motion, July 21.  |  William DeKay photo

Mike Brunen of Value Tire does some last minute cleaning before the opening of Ag In Motion, July 21. | William DeKay photo

The first tillage demonstration at Ag In Motion, July 21.  |  William DeKay photo

The first tillage demonstration at Ag In Motion, July 21. | William DeKay photo

 

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Chris and Suzanne Soucy from Aarborfield Saskatchewan being awarded a $35,000 drone from The Western Producer's latest contest.

Chris and Suzanne Soucy from Aarborfield Saskatchewan being awarded a $35,000 drone from The Western Producer’s latest contest.

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Rob Saik introduces AgriPrize to encourage farmers to innovate. canola 100 AgriPrize winner first to break 100 bu. yield in canola will win use of John Deere equipment. Contest will run for 3 yrs. | Brian MacLeod photo

Rob Saik introduces AgriPrize to encourage farmers to innovate. canola 100 AgriPrize winner first to break 100 bu. yield in canola will win use of John Deere equipment. Contest will run for 3 yrs. | Brian MacLeod photo

Field demos are underway at Ag In Motion site. | Brian MacLeod photo

Field demos are underway at Ag In Motion site. | Brian MacLeod photo

Agriculture minister Gerry Ritz addresses the crowd at #AIM15 opening ceremonies. | Robin Booker photo

Agriculture minister Gerry Ritz addresses the crowd at #AIM15 opening ceremonies. | Robin Booker photo

 

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