“SEE YOU AT THE FARM SHOW”
Source: AtlanticFarmer.com
You’ll hear that often this week, and after what we have been through this winter – snowed-in and company-starved – I’m ready to predict the largest turn-out ever for the best trade show in Atlantic Canada. …read more

“Gateway to Farm Innovation,” is the theme chosen for this year’s biennial show at the Moncton Coliseum where Show Manager Frank Reade and more than 160 exhibitors will be welcoming visitors Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (March 5, 6, 7). 
 

  The Farm Show runs as smoothly as a Swiss-made watch thanks to Manager Frank Reade who must put in many 60-hour weeks leading up to and through each biennial event at the Moncton Coliseum. 

The Farm Show runs as smoothly as a Swiss-made watch thanks to Manager Frank Reade who must put in many 60-hour weeks leading up to and through each biennial event at the Moncton Coliseum. 


For the few who may not be familiar with the Atlantic Farm Mechanization Show, a couple of words of introduction: It’s every two years so there’s lots new to see. It’s all to do with farming. You won’t find exhibitors flogging dinnerware and veggie-slicers. It’s not for profit, and is run by a volunteer board of directors chaired by Brian Beaton. It operates in the black and dispenses thousands of dollars in scholarships annually to post-secondary students in agriculture and environmental engineering programs.

  All volunteers, a 2009 photo of Farm Show directors – back row left to right, Chuck Everett, Brock Proudfoot, Arnold Beyers, Peter Swinkels, and Dave Francis. Front row, left to right, Brian Beaton, chairperson, and Tony Glencross, past director.

All volunteers, a 2009 photo of Farm Show directors – back row left to right, Chuck Everett, Brock Proudfoot, Arnold Beyers, Peter Swinkels, and Dave Francis. Front row, left to right, Brian Beaton, chairperson, and Tony Glencross, past director.

  Need another stool? A curtain for your booth? Show Decorator Ken Legault can look after you.

Need another stool? A curtain for your booth? Show Decorator Ken Legault can look after you.

  The Farm Show: A family affair.

The Farm Show: A family affair.

There is a community and even family feel about the Farm Show. It is the one place where every couple of years it’s possible to see and compare equipment and services all under one roof, and talk to company reps, and meet up with friends not seen since, well, the last Farm Show.

It is a fun and informative family affair. 

And one fantastic break-out after a winter buried in snow and cold.
“See you at the Farm Show.” DvL

(Thanks to Show Director Chuck Everett for providing photos seen here.