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Less than 50 days until launch of hort farm show


July 18, 2011
By Fruit & Vegetable

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July
18th 2011, Simcoe, Ont – “If you build it, they will come.” This is the
philosophy behind North America’s first ever Fruit and Veg Tech X-Change.

July
18th 2011, Simcoe, Ont – “If you build it, they will come.” This is the
philosophy behind North America’s first ever Fruit and Veg Tech X-Change .

Canada`s
Fruit & Veg Tech X-Change
expects thousands of farmers from across the
continent to be arriving in St. Williams on September 1, 2 and 3rd to learn the
latest in fruit and veg innovation and technology.

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The
trade show hopes to kick off with a welcome from the Federal Minister of
Agriculture, on September
1st, 2011. The non-profit trade show will host educational seminars,
approximately 250 exhibitors from across Canada, the United States and Europe;
interactive demonstrations, ride and drives, head-to-head competitions, a live
auction and a massive farmers market open to the public. The X-Change
provides the opportunity for members of the industry to come together and
explore what the future of agriculture has in store to make them efficient and
sustainable.

The
outdoor site will be full of energy. There will be ongoing live demonstrations
focused on various precision farming applications, robotic and automation
demos, and helicopter spraying demos – all offering innovative approaches to
farm operations.

There
is also a classic component to the show as well – big iron! The trade show has
ride and drive sites from six major tractor brands. Attending producers will
have the opportunity to test first hand, and see live in operation, state of
the art farming machinery at the north and south ends of the site. The demo
rings will feature the Utility Vehicle Challenge. Utility vehicles will
demonstrate their abilities as it applies to on-farm applications.
Manufacturers and after market attachments will be showcased along with the
UTV`s.

A
unique component to the three-day X-Change is the field plot located at the far
north end of the site. The
X-Change has titled the plot “Ontario’s Garden Field Plot,” in recognition and
support of both Norfolk County’s new branding and horticulture diversity in
Ontario. The two-acre plot will focus on water conservation, new crops and live
planting and tillage demos.

The
final day of the event will wrap up with a live auction, beginning at 10 a.m.
The auction will feature 60 to 80 pieces of high-end, used agricultural
equipment, and some recreational equipment.

The
X-Change
has organized a fundraising, educational component with 4-H Ontario,
titled `The Passport Challenge,’ which 
will also be taking place at the site on Saturday. The X-Chang e
anticipates on approximately 50 kids to participate. Sunrise Equipment Auctions
will be making a donation to 4-H Ontario.

With less than 50 days
until the show, the buzz of enthusiasm can be felt among exhibitors and
attendees alike. To be part of the excitement, visit the CFVTX website at
www.fruitvegtechxchange.com or call 226-381-0282.