Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show looks to lock in land base

GFM plans to buy research land for eastern Discovery Farm

Reading Time: 2 minutes As Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show goes digital this week, its operator is preparing to secure its real-world footprint in southern Ontario and put that real estate to year-round work. Glacier FarmMedia and the Ontario government on Tuesday announced their intent to work toward a land deal with the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO), which […] Read more


Discovery Farm Woodstock to be established at COFS site

Canada's Outdoor Farm Show owner to purchase site, create farmer-led research centre

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia, parent company of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS), is purchasing 100 acres, the current site of the show, from the province. The purchase will enable the company to establish Discovery Farm Woodstock, to provide COFS with a permanent home and create a centre for applied agriculture research. The land had been owned by […] Read more

Canada's Outdoor Farm Show

Digital show to deliver Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show experience to farmers

Equipment, crop demonstrations and networking will continue, but will be delivered digitally

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show has launched a new digital event to serve as a virtual meeting place for hundreds of agricultural companies and thousands of farmers. With dozens of Ontario agricultural events cancelled into the fall of 2020, Canada’s Digital Farm Show will serve as a meeting place for farmers and the sector. Why it matters: There […] Read more


Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show cancelled, digital event planned

Social distancing would be challenging at such a large event with COVID-19 restrictions

Reading Time: 2 minutes The largest event in Ontario agriculture will not go ahead in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, which draws tens of thousands of farmers to its Woodstock site, showcases growing crop plots, ride and drives, and live demonstrations of equipment working fields. The event was scheduled for Sept. 15 to 17. Why […] Read more

Norbert Beaujot and the Dot autonomous power platform he developed, with a new crop planter prototype attached, at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.

Dot power platform comes to Ontario

The autonomous machine now has a planter attachment, critical to the Ontario market

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ontario farmers recently got their first look at the Canadian-designed Dot Technology Corp. autonomous power platform and several implements — including a first look at a planter prototype. The machine was part of twice-daily demonstrations at the recent Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show near Woodstock. Dot — named for president and owner Norbert Beaujot’s mother Dorothy […] Read more

The U-shaped Dot A-U1 “loads” a SeedMaster row-crop planter on to its platform during the demonstration at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. (Ralph Pearce photo)

Pearce: Autonomous platform makes Eastern Canada debut

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s been dubbed “the future of agriculture” and for the first time, farmers in Eastern Canada had the opportunity to see the Dot A-U1 Power Platform with in-field demonstrations at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. The precision ag system, designed by Dot Technology Corp., attracted considerable attention going through its paces during the annual ag showcase, […] Read more

VIDEO: Flip and Win with Farmtario prize winners!

VIDEO: Flip and Win with Farmtario prize winners!

Reading Time: < 1 minute At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) on Sept. 12, Farmtario and Kubota awarded the grand prize of a 2019 Kubota X1120D RTV ($19,000 value) in the ‘Flip and Win’ contest. Listed below is the name of our grand prize winner and our monthly bonus prize winners. Grand prize: Kubota RTV – Chris Stubbe Monthly bonus […] Read more

Ahead of its unveiling at Canada's Outdoor Farm Show, DOT offered a very brief film-noir-style close-up sneak peek at the new row-crop planter in a YouTube video.

DOT to showcase new row-crop planter at COFS

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ontario farmers will be the first to see a new Seedmaster planter for row crops married to the DOT autonomous power platform at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. The company is launching its new prototype planter at the show adding a critical piece to the implements that can be mated to the Canadian-made Dot autonomous farming […] Read more

Hunter Brothers

Prairie farm boys called up to Ontario’s big show

The Hunter Brothers' music career is taking off

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Hunter Brothers will be making their first visit to Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, performing in the New Holland building on Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. But the country music group’s members are no stranger to farming, having grown up on their Shaunavon, Sask. farm. When not touring, the five brothers known for their harmonies […] Read more