Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Lethbridge and District Exhibition Grounds The Lethbridge and District Exhibition Grounds will be the site of be the site of the majority of the displays. Building B is the Exhibition Ag Expo April 2 to 7 for an agricultural extravaganza featuring all Pavilion where the annual Spring Bull Show and Sale will be held, segments of the industry. All buildings at the Exhibition Grounds will Building C is the 4-H Building featuring prod wet promotion, and Build-be used. Building A, the new addition named Whoop-Up Pavilion, will ing D is the Youtharama where the home show will be held. Ag Expo is farm showcase By RIC SWIHART of The Herald Tire agricultural industry in Southern Alberta and Western Canada takes to the showcase April 2 to 7 with the presentation of Ag Fvto at the Lethbridge Exhibition Grounds. An organizational comimifctee of 14 industry, government and exhibition officials started work on the extravaganza months ago with the result that every available space on the exhibition grounds will be in use during the week. About 30,000 citizens are expected to view the agricultural industry. FORUM The highlight of the event for agribusiness and the public is a public speaking forum with four of Canada's foremost experts on agriculture, augment- ed with one U.S. agricultural organization expert. This event will be held twice during Ag Expo. Sister Mary Thomas More of �Wisconsin, who stresses a systems approach to agriculture, will meet head on with Roy Atkinson, leader of the National Farmers Union which is trying to become the commodity group for all of agriculture. Dobs on Lea, president of Uni-farm, the voice o� Alberta's farm community and Dr. George Jones, Canada's premie* e corn expert and hog auth-ity will contirbute to the forum chaired by Dr. Murray Hawkins, a economist at the University of Alberta and member of the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council. Don Dalke, one of the organizers, said the group of speakers organized for Ag Expo will be one of the strongest battery of speakers ever assembled in Southern Alberta. BULL SHOW Tied closely this year to the annual Spring Bull Show and Sale, sponsored by the Southern Alberta Cattle Breeders Association, Ag Expo will allow the public to view the agricultural industry from production to finished product. Andy Andrews, manager of the Lethbridge and District Exhibition Assoi-\tion, said the organizers of the bull show and sale have expressed excitement about the combined event because it will draw more people to the show to learn about the livestock industry. The bull show and sale will be held in the Exhibition Pavilion. Located in the Whoop-Up Pavilion, the now addition added to the Exhibition Pavilion, will be the main area for displays from agribusiness. Equipment dealers, food manufacturers, seed producers, a fashion show, product promotion and service industries such as feed-lot associations, veterinarians, chemical companies, ecologists, farm management operations, laboratories, equipment rental agencies and money lending institutions. HOME SHOW A special home show featuring all the modern kitchen conveniences will be held in the Youtharama Building. There will be about 30 displays in the Youtharama Building. The displays will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. Schools have organized special bus tours to the Exhibition Grounds from 10 a.m. to noon each day.