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Harvest Today Takes Part in Canada’s Farm Show 2022

Rick Langile, CEO of Harvest Today and William Aitken, Director of Operations of Harvest Today Canada

Harvest Today participated in Canada’s Farm Show Innovation section last 21st to 23rd of June 2022 in Regina, SK, Canada.  Harvest Today’s booth in the Viterra International Trade Centre was #11071. This event was hosted by the Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) and presented by Viterra. 

Canada’s Farm Show celebrated its 44 years as one of the most well-established agricultural events that draw farming industry leaders together building relationships and learning from each other. This tradeshow event is attended by 30,000 people from 50 different countries every year. It focused on innovation, education, and collaboration in the farming sector. 

When asked why people consistently visit Canada’s Farm Show, Tim Reid, CEO, and president of REAL, said, “This is where agriculture happens. And you see lots of agriculture shows and places where agriculture doesn’t actually occur. What’s so unique about Regina is it literally happens right over there. You have to go tens of kilometers, not hundreds of thousands of kilometers to be able to access agriculture. We have some of the best manufacturers, some of the very best innovators in agriculture, some of the best technologies, some of the best access to market that we’ve ever seen.” 

Reid also added, “100 acres of campus that will be fully activated, from trade show space to guest speakers, to exhibits, to manufacturers, to live entertainment, it’s really going to be one of our best shows ever.” Attendees will be participating in a 3-day event with an exhibit tradeshow, Launch Pad presentation, Empowering Women’s Conference, and other agricultural events.

We were really well received by those who were in attendance.  The Harvest Today conversation continued to other booths on how our wall is really the new way of farming.  When we were able to engage in the discussion with people who really saw the issues with supply chain and the way people accessed fresh produce, it was really affirming to know that traditional farmers and members of society are willing to adopt new ways of doing things,” said William Aitken, Director of Operations of Harvest Today-Canada, sharing his experience in the CFS 2022. This agricultural event has been a great way to open more opportunities for Harvest Today to build more connections and showcase the Harvest Wall as an indoor growing solution that enables farmers to harvest all year-round crops.  

The Harvest Wall was highlighted as a complementary way farmers can apply their knowledge of plants to create an additional revenue stream.  More and more farms are creating hyper local small business operations on their farm by offering services such as welding and woodworking or making products like honey or brewing their own craft beers.  These smaller, but steady sources of revenue are necessary for farmers who find themselves hitting financial stumbling blocks after a crop takes a beating from hail, increased interest rates, or crop insurance not kicking in. We were also present at the GreenTech Amsterdam 2022 to present the Harvest Wall. Read the full blog here. 

While it may take some time for a traditional agriculture steadfast to welcome the practice of vertical farming, others will see it as a meaningful way to move leafy greens indoors and keep crops such as wheat and canola in the field.   

Learn more about the event at https://www.canadasfarmshow.com/. 

About the Author

Naomi Jannah Ratio is a 24-year-old writer who sees huge importance in working towards a sustainable future for her kids and everyone in the world. Aside from being a stay-at-home mom taking care of her family, she often spends time thinking about how she can contribute to helping the environment in every little way possible. Together with the Harvest Today, she is hoping to improve global food security and work towards environmental injustices through her writings. 

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