Press Release


December 13, 2016

Southport Hosts Manitoba Precision Agriculture Workshop

On December 13, Southport partnered with Unmanned Systems Canada, Rocky Mountain Equipment, and Ag Business and Crop Inc. to host the Manitoba Precision Agriculture Workshop at the Flightline Building in Southport, MB.  Approximately 80 people participated in the one day workshop which featured keynote speakers, breakout sessions, static displays as well as an evening networking event.

Participants had the opportunity to see products on the forefront of the market, hear from experts and companies in the field, ask questions, and network with agricultural industry leaders.

The turnout for the event was even greater than expected, which indicates the high level of interest in the topic. Precision Agriculture is an important growing topic in the agriculture community as it incorporates cutting edge technology to observe and record crop and field data in order to tackle the age-old challenge of optimizing farm production and minimizing waste.

 “It was a logical decision to bring this workshop to Southport,” says Deanna Mitchell, Manager of Business Development at Southport. “Agriculture is such a vital part of the community in the area. We want local farmers and agriculture companies to have access to information about new developments in Precision Agriculture technology.” 

For information contact:

Deanna Mitchell

Manager, Business Development

Southport Aerospace Centre Inc.

(204) 428-6038



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