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More opportunities to meet innovation in agriculture online

Ag in Motion Special Event Feature

With so many ways to meet agricultural innovation at Ag in Motion Discovery Plus, it’s hard to believe the show has even more to offer — but it does. The Innovations Program, Field of STARS, and AIM Lounge provide additional opportunities for registered guests to engage virtually.

The Innovations Program, which returns to Ag in Motion Discovery Plus this year, is designed to highlight agricultural innovations ready to come to market or still at the conceptual stage. All exhibiting companies have been invited to participate. Finalists and one award winner will be chosen from each of the following categories: (1) plant and soil science; (2) animal and livestock; (3) agriculture equipment; and (4) agribusiness services. Winners will be announced online July 21, 2020, and the winning entries will be shared through a unique entry point on the Ag in Motion Discovery Plus online platform.

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The virtual Field of STARS, presented by Bayer, will take place Tuesday night, July 21, 2020, LIVE through YouTube and radio broadcasted by Saskatoon Media Group. The free entertaining event will include a concert, STARS tour and silent auction. The industry and lifestyle online auction, hosted by Ritchie Bros., opens for bidding on July 17, 2020. Canadian country music band The Washboard Union will appear live in concert. The event is held in support of non-profit STARS Air Ambulance, and will also include a virtual tour of the STARS helicopter and Emergency Link Centre. Patients who’ve had a STARS transfer will share their stirring stories so patrons can see how their contributions help.

In the virtual AIM Lounge, there will be opportunities for farmers and agriculture professionals to network online. Event organizers will provide group discussions on various topics through which attendees can join and engage. Speaking of engagement, registered farmers won’t want to miss out on offers to win valuable prizes through the AIM Engagement Contest — the more guests interact, the more chances they have to win! Details and registration at aginmotion.ca.

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