AgSmart – Going beyond theory and using technology to enhance Ag production

Olds College and Agri-Trade have partnered to produce a must-see new agriculture event, AgSmart. Taking place August 13 and 14, 2019 at Olds College, AgSmart isn’t just a trade show, it’s a hands-on demonstration and education exposition focused on technology and data across the agriculture sector – how to gather it, and how to use it to enhance productivity and profits.

During this two-day expo, farmers will have an opportunity to interact with cutting-edge high-tech Ag players and experience the latest innovations first-hand. The show will feature education workshops, in-field demonstrations and an exhibit fair profiling some of the latest commercialized products that are transforming the Ag industry here in Alberta and throughout the globe.

“We are excited to be partnering with Agri-Trade to produce a dynamic, hands-on event where farmers can see and experience the latest high-tech Ag in action,” comments Stuart Cullum, President, Olds College. “AgSmart will provide interactive in-field demonstrations and informative education sessions to help producers better understand and use technology and data throughout their operations,” adds Cullum. “And it builds on Olds College’s vision to be a leader in Smart Ag by transforming our college farm into the demonstration farm of the 21st century.”

“AgSmart is all about education and innovation,” says Dave Fiddler, Show Manager for Agri-Trade. “There is so much happening within the Ag space right now and our goal is to stage a hands-on learning and demonstration event that profiles some of the most exciting new technologies available in the Ag sector today.”

Media Availability

Stuart Cullum, President, Olds College and David Fiddler, General Manager, Agri-Trade will be available for interviews on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. at the AgSmart booth #195, located in the Centrium Concourse at Agri-Trade (19 Street, Red Deer, AB).


About Olds College:
Olds College is the premier Canadian integrated learning and applied research community specializing in agriculture, horticulture, land and environmental management. Olds College first opened its doors in November of 1913, and now includes programming that covers Animal Sciences, Horticulture, Land & Water, Fashion, Business, Hospitality & Tourism, and Trades & Apprenticeships.

About Agri-Trade:
Agri-Trade happens over three days each November and is host to 500 exhibitors representing the very best in agriculture equipment, technology, services and products. The show attracts over 30,000 qualified agriculture buyers each year.

For more information contact:
Stacy Felkar, Event Co-Manager, AgSmart
Telephone: 780.222.4990

Blayne Meek, Director, Corporate
Communications & Marketing, Olds College
Telephone: 403.556.4760

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