Farm Expo to feature the latest in farm equipment and supplies
Plans are currently underway for the 2009 Mid America Farm Expo in Salina, Kan.
More than 250 companies from around the United States will be exhibiting their products on the fairgrounds at Salina's Bicentennial Center and Saline County Livestock and Expo Center March 24 to 26. More than 300 exhibits will be on display showing the latest in farm technology, machinery, equipment and supplies.
This is the 44th year of the Expo. It is sponsored by the Agriculture Division of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Expo will be headquartered in the Bicentennial Center, with additional displays in the Agricultural Hall, and Exhibition Barn, at the Saline County Livestock and Expo Center. In addition, outside exhibits will be located in front of Ag Hall and on the Bicentennial Center west parking lot.
Highlights of the Expo include a Horsemanship Clinic March 24, at noon and 3 p.m., at the Saline County Livestock and Expo Center, sponsored by Farmers and Ranchers Livestock and Purina Mills, presented by Kerry Kuhn; a seminar entitled "Planting Corn for Maximum Ear Count from 10 a.m. to noon, presented by Ken Sauder of Precision Planting, in the 4-H Building, and a seminar entitled "Affordability of Technology; Does Technology Pay?" March 26, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., presented by Terry Kastens, Crop Production Economics, Kansas State University. In addition, the Saline County Health Department will be doing well water testing on March 24 and 25 in the Bicentennial Center from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will also be a craft show in Kenwood Hall all three days.
"This show has grown over the years to become one of the premiere spring farm shows in the Midwest," stated Carl Garten, Chairman of the Chamber's Ag Division. "Companies from across the United States come to exhibit their farm machinery, equipment and supplies. Millions of dollars of equipment will be on display. It is one of the finest, best run Farm Expos in the country."
There's no charge for admission or parking. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 24; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 25; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 26.