Hamiota Ag Society
Hamiota Ag Society celebrated its 128th Hamiota Fair on July 21, 2022.
The mandate of the Society includes encouraging improvement in agriculture, food production, and rural living, providing leadership in sustaining the social structure of rural communities encompassing educational opportunities and traditional activities in communities and providing programs, services, and facilities based on needs in rural communities.
Historical write-ups of Hamiota Ag Society are included in the two most recent Histories of Hamiota & Area and there are probably articles in earlier history books.
The annual event sponsored by the Hamiota Ag Society is Hamiota Fair always held in conjunction with the Milk Run on the third Thursday of July each year.
A list of directors for each section of activities held at the Hamiota Fair is included in the Prize List, an annual publication of the Ag Society which is available on this website.
Anyone wishing to join as a director may contact our President, Kristi Argue, or Secretary-Treasurer, Linda Wilson.
The sections included at the Fair are Light Horse & Pony, Heavy Horse, Miniature Horse, Cattle, Grains & Garden Produce, Fruits & Flowers, Cooking & Canning, Homecrafts & Handicrafts, School Work, and Junior.
The Hamiota Municipality has the reputation of being one of the most productive agricultural areas in Manitoba.
Newdale clay loam is the predominant soil type; a class 2 soil. There is a small amount of class 4 and class 5 soil in the Southwest corner of the municipality.
The municipality is located in what is generally known as pothole country. Most quarter sections contain 110 to 130 cultivated acres.
The average annual precipitation is about 18 inches; half of that occurring as rainfall during the growing season.
The number of frost- free days averages 95 to 100 days. Wheat, canola and barley are the main crops grown.
Secondary crops include field peas, flax, oats, soybeans and lentils.
This area has traditionally been a grain producing area. Beef production is by far the predominant livestock enterprise, including both purebred and commercial cow- calf operators. Some producers feed their calves to slaughter weight. The construction of custom feedlot in 1998, provides an opportunity for all area producers to participate in the cattle feeding industry.