Gearing up to break world record

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Manitoba is set to become home to another world record in an effort to help end global hunger. 

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2015 scholarship winners

By Leanne Campbell

Communications Co-ordinator - Manitoba Canola Growers

Manitoba Canola Growers is proud to announce their 2015 scholarship winners. Five $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to deserving high school students across Manitoba. Scholarships are available to students who are from a farm that is a Manitoba Canola Growers member and are planning to attend post secondary education in any field within two years of graduating.

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Airey enters Ag Hall of Fame

By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame held its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, July 16 in Portage la Prairie. Among the eight “outstanding individuals” to be admitted to the esteemed hall is Rivers’ own Harry Airey. The Hall of Fame press release states members are inducted “in recognition of their significant contribution to agriculture — provincially, nationally or internationally.”

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Rapid City attends inter-club

By Deb Inglis


Rapid City 4-H Beef Club attended the annual Neepawa 4-H Fat Stock Show and Sale on Canada Day. Opening ceremonies were at 9 a.m. with all clubs in the show ring to sing O Canada and recite the 4-H pledge. Judges were Gerry and Andrea Bertholet, announcer was Ron Kristjansson, clerk was Barb Kristjansson, show marshal was Alana Madsen, photographer was Amanada Woychyshyn, auctioneer was Ward Cutler, blockman was Terry Woychyshyn and ring persons were Brad Ginter, Greg Woychyshyn, Keith Cleaver and Brad Delgaty

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Did you know about the Farm Machinery and Equipment Act?

By Lynn Gilmore, Ellen McPherson and Darran Bond

Farm Business Management Team (MAFRD)

The Farm Machinery and Equipment Act is not well known among farmers, but has many valuable benefits to them.  The act, which is administered and enforced by the Manitoba Farm Industry Board (MFIB), protects farmers when they buy or lease farm machinery or farm equipment in Manitoba, by governing purchase, delivery and repair.  It is important to remember that this act only applies to the purchase of new machinery and equipment.

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