Parking lots full at Agribition in Regina
Canadian Western Agribition organizers suggested early on that crowds are bigger this year than normal and parking at the event is proof.
On Friday afternoon, Agribition organizers are saying the parking lots at the Brandt Centre are full.
Visitors are encouraged to take transit if they are planning on taking in the festivities.
That's this year and a new commitment by the federal government could mean organizers work out a contingency plan for next.
New funding for Agribition
Mixed in with the Prairie farmers is a contingent of farmers from all around the world at the Canadian Western Agribition.
And it’s a trend that’s likely to grow.
Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced nearly $700,000 for the livestock and forage sectors at Agribition on Friday.
Part of that money will be used to grow it around the world.
That means we could be seeing more farmers like Greg Ebbeck, who is in the city from Australia.
“We use a lot of Canadian genetics at home,” said Ebbeck, who is in his 28th year of coming to the Agribition.
“In the last couple of years we’ve brought a couple thousand embryos back.”
As for farming in Australia, Ebbeck says it's bigger than you might think.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Karin Yeske.