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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta I Hi UiMBRIOGE HERALD Monday, April 2, 1973 left- Plowing the Reids tit Androkavich Bros, farm, Lethbridge Below right: Beef cattle 9 et i n weight at Valley Fee Ag Expo By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge's version of The Greatest Show on Earth is set fui the Lethbridge Exhibition Giounds April 3 to 6. Rebounding from poor resident response to a simi- lar show last year, the organizers of Ag Expo have drawn from a wide spectrum of the agricultural in- dustry to present a general public appeal extrava- ganza ranging from an Alberta agricultural product promotion to a seed display competition. Using all the available display space operated by the Lethbridge and District Exhibition Association, the show will feature 75 individual booths in four build- ings as a back drop to a long list of special events. Public foruin Agricultural Controversy, a frank look at the agricultural industry from differing viewpoints, will perhaps provide the widest general appeal. The leaders of four points of view will meet head on at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday to explain their positions and where argriculture is going in the future. Roy Atkinson, president of the National Faimers Union from Landis, Sasfc., will give an alternative opinion of the organization of the farm community to that of Sister Thomas More of Manitowoc, Wis. Mr. Atkinson wants his group to become the single commodity group for all of agriculture which would allow collective bargaining. Sister Thomas feels there shculd be a systems approach to agriculture with organization only where it is needed. Dobson Lea. president of Unifarm. Alberta's agri- cultural voice, will explain his group's position on controversial issues. George Jones, an outspoken farm critic and special- ist in corn and hog production, will present an Eastern Canadian view of western agriculture. Dr. Murray Hawkins, an economist at the Uni- versity of Alberta and member of the Alberta Agri- cultural Products Marketing Council, will the "controversy" both days. Public participation through questions is expected. Continued wi 4 ;