The Canadian International Farm Show Returns February 7-9, 2012!
Mississauga, ON- Over 20 thousand AG enthusiasts and farming professionals are expected to converge on the International Centre in Mississauga February 7-9, 2012 for Canada’s largest indoor farm show, the Canadian International Farm Show (CIFS).
“Over 300 exhibitors will encompass massive space in the International Centre,” said Show Manager Rob Etmanski. “Visitors to the show will surely be impressed by what they see when they come through the doors,” said Etmanski. “Producers will be on the hunt for the latest, most innovative products and equipment available to help them run their AG operations more efficiently, and they will find all that and more at the Canadian International Farm Show” said Etmanski.
For the first time since introducing the Canadian International Farm Show limited edition replica toy tractor program, Show Management are offering a model from the International company.
The W400 was manufactured by International Harvester from June of 1955 until 1956. The tractor was originally called the International 400 but later the decision was made to rename it to W-400 in order to bring it closer to the McCormick “W” series that it replaced and to designate it as a wheatland model. The W400 replaced the SWD6 and was replaced by the 450. The tractor’s 4-cylinder diesel engine had 264 cubic inches and produced 47 hp on the drawbar. There were 1118 diesel W400 tractors built. This model was also produced with propand and gasoline engines. The original price for the tractor was $3400.00
This will be available ONLY at the show for $80.00, taxes included.
Visitors are encouraged to stop by Hall 5 and visit the Renewable Energy Expo. Renewable energy and the AG sector go hand in hand and Ontario is leading the way with Solar, Bio-mass, Geo-Thermal, Wind and Bio-Energy. Find out how to get on-board and off the grid at the Canadian International Farm Show.
Show management is pleased to offer an expanded educational component at this year’s event offering free seminars to all those attending. This is sponsored by Better Farming Magazine.
Cathy Bartolic – Executive Director, Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association will be presenting on ‘The Wacky World of Agri-Tourism’ and the ‘9 Secrets to Direct Marketing Success’
Professor John Varty will be onsite with his tractor and sleeping cabin to discuss his documentary film about the state and condition of farming in Canada: www.tractorcanada.com
John Geddes – Owner, Planning Dynamics Inc. and author of “Succession Planning & The Family Business – A Road Full of Potholes or Paved with Gold” will be presenting on Succession Planning.
Renewable Energy Seminars will be offered by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Solar Industry Association.
A panel discussion on wind energy will be offered through the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). Representatives from both the agricultural community and the wind energy industry will share their perspectives on wind energy development in Ontario.
Beverly Leavitt – President/CEO, Canada East Dealers’ Assocation (CEEDA) will be presenting on the Occupational Health & Safety Act, an act with which Farmers in Ontario who employ 5 or more workers must comply.
As well as a variety of seminars being offered by the Exhibitors of the 2012 Canadian International Farm Show! Our website has the complete details.
The Producer of the Year Awards will be presented at the exhibitor reception on the opening night of the show, which will bid tribute to a group or Agribusiness that has contributed to the betterment of the industry. This Award will cross all agricultural sectors, while recognizing farm businesses that have demonstrated innovation and business practices that maximize productivity and profitability, shaping the future of Ontario’s thriving Agribusinesses.
We would like to congratulate the following winners for the 2012 edition:
John Skotidakis and Family
Skotidakis Goat Farm
John & Laura Hughes
Spring Ridge Farm
Amanda and Ryan Thiessen
Creek Shore Farms
Younger visitors to the event are encouraged to check out the Canadian International Farm Show Youth in Agriculture Bursary Program. Visit the Junior Farmers of Ontario booth for more information. Our 2011 recipients are two students who are both attending university in Ontario and are pursuing AG related education; Alan Naane and Rachel Jebson. We are honoured to be able to give back to the future of Ontario’s thriving agriculture industry and encourage students to apply for 2012.
For complete details visit www.canadianfarmshow.ca
Denise Miller, Publicist
Master Promotions Ltd