TULARE - International Agri-Center® to hold its 51st World Ag Expo® farm show kicked off Monday for its three day run . The largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind, World Ag Expo® boasts more than 1,500 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. Over 100,000 people across the country and 71 countries are expected to attend the 51st annual World Ag Expo®.
During it’s three day run, the World Ag Expo® Arena will once again offer daily Equipment Showcases, where exhibitors will perform live demonstrations of their latest products. Seminars will be offered in a variety of categories, including dairy, irrigation, international trade, business and farm management, marketing and media, and general agriculture. These seminars are presented by professionals in the industry and provide attendees with valuable information to improve their operations.
The Top-10 New Products Competition, sponsored by Bank of America, is back with products offering new technology and increased efficiencies. From unmanned spray systems and remote monitoring, to new tire traction solutions and ag film recycling, the Top-10 New Products has something to offer every type of farming operation.
“World Ag Expo® has built a legacy of bringing agricultural buyers and sellers together,” says Jerry Sinift, International Agri-Center®’s Chief Executive Officer. “Ag is always evolving in order to feed a growing world. World Ag Expo is here to facilitate the connections between the exhibitors who provide the most advanced technology and equipment and the farmers who continue to evaluate and improve their operations to meet that demand.”
The 2018 World Ag Expo® will host daily events, including tonight’s Bud Light After-Hours Party in the Arena, with a free concert by Craig Campbell.
Attendees can look forward to a few new events this year, including a livestock seminar and demonstration on Wednesday afternoon in the Arena, a woodworking demonstration, the Italian Trade Agency pavilion, and a wide variety of new seminars that cover everything from Organic farming to new technology in the ag industry. Attendees will also be able to enjoy the 20 new acres of parking to the south side of the International Agri-Center® grounds. This new addition will allow for easier parking and greater attendance.
World Ag Expo® attendees can get the latest news, information and updates about the show by downloading the new 2018 mobile app. The free app provides mobile access to the schedule of events, an exhibitor directory, map of the show grounds and other visitor resources. The app is available for download from the app store by searching "World Ag Expo® 2018.”
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All Photos by Jack W Porter, Jr.