Fifteen North Dakota agriculture and manufacturing companies are representing our state this week at the Canadian Farm Progress Show, the largest agriculture trade show in Canada, held annually in Regina, Saskatchewan. The show, now in its 36th year, provides an excellent platform for North Dakota companies to meet face-to-face with potential buyers and distributors from Canada and throughout the world.
Although North Dakota has had a presence at the event for over 30 years, this is the first year that the North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) has managed an official NDTO Booth at the event. This year, the Canadian Farm Progress Show (CFPS) expects 45,000 to visitors, including 700 delegates from approximately 50 different countries.
NDTO Members and clients at the 2013 CFPS include:
- Superior Grain Bins
- WCCO Belting
- RDO Equipment
- Titan Machinery
- Brandt Holdings
- Amity Technology
- Summers Manufacturing
- Gates Manufacturing
- Norwood Equipment
- EZ Spot UR
- Agri Dry
Canada continues to be the United States’ – and North Dakota’s – largest international export market. Over 70% of all exported product from North Dakota goes north into Canada. In 2012 alone, over $440 million in agricultural and construction equipment was exported from North Dakota to Canada.
At the CFPS, North Dakota exporters have the opportunity to participate in the International Buyers Program, a feature in which international guests and buyer delegations from countries around the world are matched with the products, services and suppliers that they need. The leading manufacturers and dealers can meet international customers and the country’s top farmers, in person, in one marketplace.
Other CFPS programs include demonstration areas, Innovation Showcase, Ride and Drive Test Area, New Innovations Showcase and the Antique Truck and Tractor Showcase. In addition, Livestock Centre, Energy Centre, Modern Lifestyles Showcase, entertainment and educational seminars are available.
The show runs June 19-21.