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North American Seed Fair rewards the best

Written by  Stephanie Labbe
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This year marked the 120th anniversary of the North American Seed Fair which is run in conjunction with Ag Expo each spring. This year there were 124 entries. This year marked the 120th anniversary of the North American Seed Fair which is run in conjunction with Ag Expo each spring. This year there were 124 entries. Photo by Stephanie Labbe

The 120th anniversary of the North American Seed Fair had a good number of entries. This year there were about 124 entries for the seed fair. New to the seed fair this year was a ‘Test your seed knowledge’ contest and Terri Nielson with Exhibition Park says people seemed to enjoy it.


“We have had a good interest (in) our Name the Seed Contest and will be awarding three winners early next week,” adds Nielson in an e-mail March 3.
Below are all the winners in the seed fair this year:
Champion Pedigreed Winners:
Champion Pedigreed Cereal Classes: 1-7
• Winner: Huvenaars Seed Farms Ltd.
Champion Pedigreed Forage and Grasses Classes: 8-9
• Winner: Bantry Seed Farms.
Champion Open Hay Classes: 12-14
• Winner: DeKok Forages.
Junior Aggregate Classes: 15-21
• Winner: Austin Willms.
Pedigreed Seed Classes
Class one — Pedigreed Hard Red Spring Wheat
• First Place – Huvenaars Seed Farms Ltd.;
• Second Place — Sleepy Hallow Seeds Ltd.;
• Third Place — Chin Ridge Seeds.
Class two — Pedigreed Winter Wheat
• First Place — Stamp Seeds;
• Second Place — Willms Seeds;
• Third Place — Will Van Rossel.
Class Three — Pedigreed Durum Wheat
• First Place — Sleepy Hallow Seeds Ltd.;
• Second Place — Sleepy Hallow Seeds Ltd.;
• Third Place — Carl’s Ag Ventures Ltd.
Class Four — Pedigreed Combined Wheat
• First Place — Stamp Seeds;
• Second Place — Norman Ohrn;
• Third Place — Sendziak Seed Farm.
Class Five — Pedigreed two — Rowed Barley
• First Place — Sleepy Hallow Seeds Ltd.;
• Second Place — Sendziak Seed Farm;
• Third Place — Chin Ridge Seeds.
Class Six — No entries
Class Seven — Pedigreed Oats and Flax
• First Place — Willms Seeds;
• Second Place — Mercer Seeds;
• Third Place — Carl’s Ag Ventures Ltd.
Class Seven A — Pedigreed Rye and Triticale
• First Place — Mercer Seeds Ltd.;
• Second Place — Stamp Seeds.
Grasses, Forage and Legume
Class Nine — Pedigreed Forage Legume Seed
• First Place — Bantry Seed Farms Ltd.;
• Second Place — Bantry Seed Farms Ltd.;
• Third Place — Don Petersen.
Special Crop
Class 10 — Pedigreed Dry Peas
• First Place — Will Van Rossel;
• Second Place — Sleepy Hallow Seeds Ltd.;
• Third Place — Willms Seeds.
Class 11 — Pedigreed Pulse Crops
(Chick Peas, Lentils and Dry Beans)
• First, Second and Place — Willms Seeds.
Forage
Class 12 — Alfalfa Hay
• First Place — James Brillman;
• Second Place — Cascade Farms.
• Third Place — Red Roof Farms.
Class 13 — Grass and Grass Legume Hay
• First Place — DeKok Forages;
• Second Place — Pelleboer Farms;
• Third Place — Geord Van Roekel.
Class 14 — Timothy Hay (first cut only, no testing required)
• First Place — H and Dekok — Hank;
• Second Place — Dekok Forages — Frank;
• Third Place — Harold Loewen.
Junior Classes
Class 15 — Hard Red Spring Wheat and Hard White Spring Wheat
• First Place — Abiga, Albion Ridge Colony;
• Second Place — Austin Willms;
• Third Place — James Mercer;
• Fourth Place — Ananda Mercer;
• Fifth Place — Jarome J Hofer;
• Sixth Place — Abigail Stamp;
• Seventh Place — Hannah Stamp.
Class 16 — Soft white wheat, extra strong wheat, prairie spring what, triticale
• First Place — Austin Willms;
• Second Place — Hannah Stamp;
• Third Place — Ananda Mercer.
Class 17 — Durum Wheat
• First Place — Jarome Hofer;
• Second Place — Austin Willms;
• Third Place — Ananda Mercer.
Class 18 — Winter Wheat
• First Place —  Austin Willms;
• Second Place — James Mercer;
• Third Place — Hannah Stamp;
• Fourth Place — Abigail Stamp;
• Fifth Place — Jarome Hofer.
Class 19 — Oats and Barley
• First Place — Abigal, Alboin Ridge Colony;
• Second Place — Austin Willms;
• Third Place — Jarome Hofer.
Class 20 — Oilseed
• First Place — Hannah Stramp;
• Second Place — Austin Willms;
• Third Place — Abigail Stamp;
• Fourth Place — James Mercer.
Class 21 — Pulse Crops
• First Place — Mariam Brummelhuis;
• Second Place — Austin Willms;
• Third Place — Josiah Hofer;
• Fourth Place — Abigal, Alboin Ridge Colony;
• Fifth Place — Abigail Stamp;
• Sixth Place — Ananda Mercer;
• Seventh Place — Hannah Stamp.
Seed Cleaning Plant Competition
Class 22 — Quality of seed cleaning
• First Place – Markert Seeds Ltd;
• Second Place — Bantry Seed Farms.
Class 23 — Quality of seed treatment
• First Place – Stamp Seeds;
• Second Place — Derek Harms;
• Third Place —  Stamp Seeds.
Display Class Class 24 — Display
• Abigal, Alboin Ridge Colony.

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