2009 News Archive
by Heather Mitchell-Matheson
The week of November 6 - 15, 2009, the Horse Industry Association of Alberta made its home in Edmonton, Alberta for Farmfair International. Over the course of the 10-day event there was much to see, do and learn. This being my first time to Farmfair International I felt compelled to write about it.
Farmfair International entertains, educates and engages visitors with our beefed-up cattle shows and events, world class equine sales, competitions, and clinics, as well as a variety of small and specialty livestock programs. After 37 years, Farmfair International continues to be a top business destination for the global livestock industry. Each year, over 100,000 guests come together to see, show and sell top quality livestock in Edmonton, Alberta. Since, its inception in 1974, Farmfair International has grown as a world-class showcase with over 1000 head of cattle, 800 horses, alpacas, goats and stock dogs, along with exciting entertainment programs. In addition to the premier cattle genetics, and wagonload of western excitement including, draft horse pulls, stock dog trials, and team penning competitions comes the Canadian Finals Rodeo, the professional rodeo championships of Canada. Farmfair International welcomes international guests and local ranchers to come together to experience country life first hand and enjoy some great western hospitality!
(Excerpt taken from the Farmfair International website home page, http://www.farmfairinternational.com)