Canadian Western Agribition opened Monday in Regina with the annual burning of the brand.
Government and industry officials burned the C.W.A. brand into a block of wood.
Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart announced a renewed partnership with Agribition, providing 200 thousand dollars over the next four years.
Stewart says “Agribition is an extremely important venue to showcase Saskatchewan Agriculture to the world.”
More than one thousand visitors from over 70 countries will be in Regina to attend the six day show.
The opening was held in the new 37 million dollar International Trade Centre, which replaces a dozen outdated barns at Evraz Place.
Agribition CEO Chris Lane welcomed the ongoing provincial support.
Regina mayor Michael Fougere was part of the official opening, and says the show injects 57 million dollars into the local economy.
Highlights this week include mini-chuckwagon races, pro rodeo and livestock show and sales as well as a huge trade show.