No matter where you are in the country, there’s a winter ag trade show for you with opportunities to reflect on last year, prepare for this year, learn the latest trends and share insights with like-minded people. What are your reasons for attending a winter show and what do you enjoy the most while there?
- National Cattlemen’s Convention in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 6-9
- World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., Feb. 12-14
- National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 13-16
National Cattlemen’s Convention – At 115 years, the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is the oldest and largest convention for the cattle industry. With “Boots on the Bay,” this year’s event offers a warm location for cattle producers to network, learn, create policy and have fun. Pre-convention tours highlight Florida’s rich agriculture history. Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, best known as the adoptive parents in The Blind Side, will be the keynote speakers at the general opening session.
World Ag Expo – For World Ag Expo’s 46th anniversary, “It’s All About Agriculture Safety | Education | Sustainability.” As the world’s largest annual agriculture exposition, more than 1,400 exhibitors display the latest in farm equipment, communications and technology. Tours and free seminars focus on topics important to dairy producers, farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals. LT. Col. Oliver North will keynote the Ag Warriors Benefit.
National Farm Machinery Show – At the 48th National Farm Machinery Show, “The Future of Farming” is evident at the largest indoor farm show. Check out row after row of quality products and services, and participate in hands-on demonstrations of the latest technological advancements. There are a variety of free seminars, from improving growing methods to the latest marketing trends. Witness the high-intensity action at the Championship Tractor Pull, the oldest indoor tractor pull in America.
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