Olds College and Agri-Trade have partnered to produce a must-see new agriculture event, AgSmart. Taking place August 13-14th at Olds College, AgSmart isn’t just a trade show, it is a hands-on demonstration and education exposition focused on technology and data across the agriculture sector - how to gather it as well as how to use it to enhance productivity and profits.
AgSmart - a brand new two-day agriculture technology event - is coming up this week at Olds College.
Event Co-Manager Stacy Felkar says the AgSmart outdoor show has over 75 exhibits.
She says they will have free admission for children ages 17 and under to the outdoor exhibits as well as the demonstrations.
AgSmart is Tuesday, August 13th and Wednesday, August 14th from 9am until 5pm at Olds College.
General admission for outdoor exhibits and demos is $20.
Felkar notes there is also a Great Albertan BBQ featuring a concert with country singer Drew Gregory on Tuesday evening.
For the full schedule visit www.agsmartolds.ca or download the app by searching AgSmart 2019.
Sundre RCMP are investigating following a break & enter to the Sundre IGA grocery store during the early morning hours of Friday, November 15th. The culprits fled the scene in a pick up truck and police are asking anyone who may have information related to this incident or can assist with identifying those responsible to contact Sundre RCMP at 403-638-3675.
A candidate has come forward for the vacant town of Olds council position ahead of the nomination deadline on December 9th. 45 year old Mitch Thomson has lived in Olds for 10 years and is the Executive Director of the Olds Institute and the Chair of the Mountain View Child Care Society.
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