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Agri-Trade Equipment Expo announces 2019 Ag Innovations Finalists set to compete for $25,000

(Red Deer, Alberta – September 10, 2019) The 36th Agri-Trade Equipment Expo is set to open at Westerner Park in Red Deer from November 6th to 8th, 2019. For three days explore the newest equipment, technology, and services in the agriculture industry – not just in Western Canada, but globally – including the newest in agricultural innovations.

Innovation is the lifeblood of agriculture, and Agri-Trade is where agricultural producers get to experience it first-hand. Each year, companies are invited to enter their newest ideas and advancements into the Ag Innovations program. However for 2019 the Ag Innovations Program has been elevated to a new level. A panel of innovative farmers and business people look over each submission and pick the very best to highlight.

This year will mark the 12th year of the Ag Innovations program and this year we are taking this competition to a whole new level.

Agri-Trade is pleased to announce that a $20,000 grand prize will be awarded to one winner of five finalists that will go head to head and compete on Thursday, November 7th at 3:00 p.m. at Agri-Trade.

Using a Dragon’s Den style format, each finalist will be given five (5) minutes to present to a panel of judges. Attendees open to the public will help select the winner of our “Farmers Choice Award” who will receive $5,000.

“The top 5 finalist choses to compete are from all different sectors of Agriculutre and we cannot wait to see how they hold up head to head to compete at this years Agri-Trade.” comments Rod Bradshaw, Ag Innovations Committee Chair and Innisfail area crop and vegetable producer. “The technology is diversifying every year, and the ideas keep getting better. With elevating the program this gives the top five finalists an opportunity to make the perfect pitch to a whole audience of qualified buyers.”

Introducing the top 5 Finalists in no particular order:

FARMBUCKS

You need a fast and convenient way to compare costs—you need Farmbucks! We have developed real-time technology that links YOU with up to the minute GRAIN PRICING! We work together with top buyers in our industry to collect, sort and display the very best prices for growers. At Farmbucks we know that your growing area is unique, and our display metrics target your specific areas of concern. Our App is brimming with extra value, including: Quick contact-links to buyers, pricing alerts and price history charting. While you work in the field, we work for you—Never miss a best-price-opportunity, again! View Website 

HYDRAGEN

New to Wesern Canada HydraGEN is a Carbon Emission Reduction Technology. The kit can be installed

 on any OEM Equipment with a Diesel Engine.  Also Diesel Generators or Pumps can be equipped with an HydraGEN Box. Inside the HydraGEN box there is a reactor that splits Distilled water into the two gases H2 and O2 which then gets injected near the turbo on the air intake. This technology has been tested and received fuel savings result from 6 to 20%. From the emission side the reductions are enormous. View Website 

DOT AUTONOMOUS POWER PLATFORM

The Dot Power Platform is a mobile diesel-powered platform designed to handle a large variety of implements commonly used in agriculture, mining and construction. Its U-shaped frame facilitates the direct loading of implements, so that, once loaded, the implement “becomes one” with the mobile powered platform.

Working for farmers, Dot completes tasks autonomously and enables farmers to spend more of their time focusing on the overall operation of their farms. View Website

AGRIREPEL

Agrirepel® Grain Bags are the only proven effective bird, rodent & raccoon repellent grain bags. The revolutionary plastic film repels pests for up to 2 years. Safe, all-natural, non-toxic and made with the highest quality materials, the Agrirepel® range of products are helping farmers save time and money while protecting the animals and the environment. View Website 

SIWI COMBI HITCH

The SIWI Combi Hitch available from Future AG is an auto hitching system that connects the tractor to an implement in a matter of seconds without requiring the operator to leave the seat of the tractor.  The SIWI hitch connects hydraulic couplers, PTO drivelines and electrical harnessing with the push of a button allowing implements to be connected and disconnected quickly and effortlessly.  The operator will stay safely clear of high-pressure lines and moving driveshafts while saving machine hours, labor hours and frustration. View Website

 “We look forward to showcasing these finalists along with the rest of the Exhibitors at Agri-Trade this year.” Comments Dave Fiddler Agri-Trade Show Manager.  “Please join us Thursday November 7th at 3:00p.m for this exciting competition. For more information:

David Fiddler Agri-Trade Manager via phone at 403-755-7124 or

via email at dfiddler@agri-trade.com 

For 2019 Ag Innovation Winners please click here.

For 2018 Ag Innovation Winners please click here.

For 2017 Ag Innovation Winners please click here.

To review the 2016 Ag Innovation Winners please click here.