Farmfair International to stay in Edmonton

The show must go on for Farmfair International.

The Edmonton based event will be held Nov. 7-11, said Lisa Holmes of Farmfair.

“Farmfair will be at the Edmonton Expo centre for the next five years for sure and we plan to negotiate for the next five years,” she said.

The organization has become a tenant at the centre and wants to strengthen its agriculture program, Holmes said at the Canada Beef Breeds Council meeting held in Calgary March 28.

The 45-year-old show’s future was in question when the crowd pleasing Canadian Finals Rodeo was pulled from the Northlands Coliseum after the city decided to shut down the facility. The CFR will be held in Red Deer Oct. 30-Nov. 4.

The Edmonton show offers the big purebred cattle shows and plans to expand the commercial component. The heritage ranch rodeo will be an evening performance.

In addition, the education program, Beef Tech, is scheduled for the beginning of the show.

New international partnerships with Cattle Market.Net’s champion of the world will be held as well as a Brangus and Braford roundtable.

The Commonwealth Agriculture Conference will be held Nov. 5-8 with about 300 delegates attending. This event is led by the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, which represents a confederation of 50 national and regional agricultural show societies, agricultural associations and research bodies working in 20 Commonwealth countries.

More information may be found at rasc2018canada.com/ and farmfairinternational.com

Contact barbara.duckworth@producer.com

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