Agri-Trade returns to Red Deer for 28th Year

Defined as the “gathering place for the farming community,” Red Deer’s Agri-Trade fair and exposition has arrived and organizers are looking for another successful year.

Since 1984 Agri-Trade has been a part of the agricultural community with new and returning, vendors to display product, explain changes and share information about the trade.

This year’s theme is International Agriculture Products and Service, said Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen. “The theme is fitting as we welcome the U.S. Commerce Department as one of our 450 exhibitors.”

Agri-Trade is a family-friendly event where children and adults can learn about a lifestyle based in agriculture and see changes from past farming techniques as well as current products.

Also at the show are numerous pieces of equipment to help farmers get the best results from their working season.

“Visitors can talk to experts from across the nation to get answers to various farming questions and attend seminars about crops, fertilizing, grain quality and much more,” said Dreeshen.

Manufacturers and representatives will be at the show to explain what advances have been made in technology as well as how it benefits each operation.

“Come to the Fortis Learning Stage to discuss agriculture ideas, technology, programs and new green initiatives. There will even be a comedian, prizes and student bursaries awarded throughout the expo,” said Dreeshen.

The show runs from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. from Nov. 9–12. Admission is $10 for adults and children under 12 get in for free when accompanied by an adult.

Dreeshen said the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce, the Westerner Exposition Association and the driving force behind the exposition, Pat Kennedy, are all to be thanked for this year’s upcoming event.

“I invite all to come down to Red Deer’s Westerner Park and experience a ‘one of a kind’ exhibition that will cultivate their minds.”