Regina companies among those showcasing the latest in ag tech at Canada’s Farm Show – Regina

The 44th edition of Canada’s Farm Show is officially underway, with the event running from Tuesday to Thursday at the REAL District in Regina.

Organizers anticipate over 30,000 people to attend this year’s event with more than 400 exhibitors on-site and buyers from about 50 countries.

While there are new products and technologies around the globe being showcased at the event, some of the most innovative pieces may be from the city that is hosting the show.

There are a number of local companies that have neat pieces of equipment on display at Canada’s Farm Show.

When you enter the front door of the International Trade Center (ITC), where a number of exhibitors are located for the event, you will find people of all ages climbing onto a unique set of wheels that rolled in for the show.

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LyteHorse, a company based in Regina, manufactures stand-up electric ATVs, which its members say is an ATV experience like no other. It’s being introduced at the Farm Show for the first time.

“It’s very uncommon in the world of ATVs, which are typically gas-powered vehicles, because this one is electric, so there’s zero noise and zero emissions,” said Allen Bonk, co-founder and CEO of LyteHorse.

Bonk said their product stands out compared to other designs because it has a host of applications that can be used in a number of facets such as law enforcement and recreation.

He added that their creation has been a well-kept secret because they have had opportunities to showcase their ATVs.

“It’s really cool for us to get out there in our hometown,” noted Bonk. “It wasn’t really exposure, but we’re getting ready to get into production in July.”

Another Regina-based company featured at the show is Prairie Clean Energy, which took the stage at the Canada’s Farm Show Launch Pad in the opening day to talk about what they have to offer.

Mark Cooper, president and CEO of Prairie Clean Energy, said they are pleased to announce that they are now set to open their first facility with the business in Regina in September this year.

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“We’ve signed our first farmers to buy long-term sales agreements on their straw so we can convert it to pellets,” shared Cooper.

“It has been an exciting day.”

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The company produces flax straw pellets by purchasing flax straw from producers and then converting the straw into pellets for global markets that burn wood biomass.

Cooper said this is also convenient for farmers who don’t have to burn their crops to clear the straws.

“Flax straw is a real nuisance and danger for farmers. They can’t do anything with it, they can’t till it back into the soil, so they burn it in the field. It releases all that carbon in an unproductive way, which creates fire hazards. Farmers don’t like to do it; They do it because they have to, “Cooper explained.

“We offer an opportunity to buy it from them, they then make some profit from what is considered a waste and then we help the environment by choosing not to burn it. So they love the idea. “

The show runs for two more days in collaboration with the REAL District on Wednesday’s theme focusing on education and Thursday centering.

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More information about the exhibit and the show can be found at the event’s website.


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