Agri-Trade set for City next week

  • Oct. 31, 2012 3:00 p.m.

In its 29th year, Agri-Trade is looking to be bigger and better than ever, officials have said.

Agri-Trade runs Nov. 7-10 at Westerner Park. Last year, more than 60,000 people walked through the doors during the event and this year, officials hope to surpass that attendance number.

“We are going to have a lot of new equipment, great speakers, products and there will be something for everyone,” said Dianne Smirl, who was recently announced as the new event manager for Agri-Trade.

Smirl will work with Patrick Kennedy, event manager of Agri-Trade, for the 2012 and 2013 show transitioning responsibilities and continuing the production of western Canada’s agricultural equipment exposition.

“I am enthused by the direction the Agri-Trade partnership is providing from the appointment of Dianne Smirl. I look forward to spending the next two shows working in conjunction with her,” said Kennedy.

With over 20 years of event and tradeshow experience, Smirl has worked throughout North America, Europe and South America producing events. Before joining Agri-Trade, she worked with many national companies as well as many industry shows throughout Canada.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know Agri-Trade and to helping it grow. This is really a dream job,” said Smirl.

Some of the highlights of this year’s event include the latest technology in farm equipment and a collector toy show, among much more. There will also be the Learning Stage which will feature many speakers from the agricultural industry.

Versatile will also be debuting a new rotary combine during the event.

“There is so much to take in at this year’s event. It’s a great place to learn about the industry and there really is something for everyone. Just because you may not be in the agricultural industry, there are some really cool things to see and learn.”

Smirl added this year they have people coming from Australia, New Zealand, and Holland. There will also be technology from Germany that will be featured.

“There will be people from all over the world at Agri-Trade.”

Agri-Trade is open to the public from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day. Admission is $14 per person and includes parking. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult.

In addition, Smirl encourages any attendants to the show to provide feedback about the exhibition via email at dsmirl@agri-trade.com.

For more information visit www.agri-trade.com.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

Just Posted

Johnny 2 Fingers and the Deformities play The Vat April 27th

Moose Jaw band is on a 39-day national tour from Quebec City to Vancouver

Council highlights

Council to fund Rimbey Boys and Girls Club for $15,000

WATCH: Second annual Our Best To You Craft Sale on now

Red Deerians can expect over 150 artisans, makers and designers

Red Deer RCMP look for James Holley on warrants

Holley is believed to be in possession of firearms

‘Battle of the Badges’ charity hockey game raises funds for Humboldt Broncos

Red Deer Emergency Services and RCMP will play hockey for a good cause

WATCH: ‘Battle of the Badges’ event raises money for Humboldt Broncos

Red Deerians get together at charity hockey tournament April 20th at Servus Arena

Speed Skating Canada fires coach Michael Crowe after investigation

Crowe was a coach on the American team from 1983 to 1991 and again from 1999 to 2006

5 things to know about the ongoing influx of asylum seekers in Canada

Number of illegal border crossings are up this year – as RCMP, military, politicians try to combat

Producer, DJ Avicii found dead at 28

Swedish-born artist Tim Bergling, was found in Muscat, Oman

Trudeau ends 3-country tour with global reputation, alliances intact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finds footing on the world stage after China and India controversies

Leafs’ Matthews has top-selling jersey, edging Crosby, McDavid: NHL

Austin Matthews jersey sales top Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid

Victims grant may miss needy parents due to eligibility rules: report

Only 29 of 50 applicants between 2013 and 2017 received the grant across Canada, a federal report says

Three suspects charged with 38 crimes after Wetaskiwin carjacking

RCMP Rural Crime Reduction Project starts strong in Wetaskiwin

4-20: Pot activists continue their fight beyond legalization

Cannabis activists say there is still a lot to fight for beyond legalization

Most Read