Thousands of people, many of them farmers, will gather at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon this week for the 41st annual Western Canadian Crop Production Show.
The format for this year’s show has changed from three-and-a-half days to three days. It runs Tuesday to Thursday with hours for the first two days 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the last day being a bit shorter from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Manager of Agriculture at Prairieland Park Leigh Ann Hurlburt says 338 exhibitors will be there, a little more than last year.
Information sessions will be held at the Nufarm Information Theatre hourly from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday. The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame will announce its Class of 2024 Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. along with a host of different presentations covering crop varieties, grasshoppers, and ag support programs for all three days.
New to the Crop Production Show this year is the Innovation Award, which Hurlburt says will be introduced Tuesday evening and the top 3 finalists announced on Thursday. The finalists will do a 5-minute presentation in the information theatre to discuss their innovations.
When asked if there was something from the show that stands out as her favourite part, Hurlburt said every aspect of the show is her favourite.
“I don’t want to say I have a favourite because it might get me in trouble but come down and check out the show and pick your favourite.” said Hurlburt.