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Tulsa Farm Show to feature all the newest in agriculture

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With more than 300 exhibitors, the 2011 Tulsa Farm Show will fill the Quik Trip Center with over 1,000 agricultural product lines. The upper level (330,000 square feet) of the Quik Trip Center will be jammed with exhibits, making the 2011Tulsa Farm Show a complete and unique salute to the areas agriculture and ranching heritage. Attendees will be able to evaluate agricultural products and services for every type of operation from row crops to small grains to livestock.

This year the popular Hustler Mower ride-and-drive returns to the lower level of the Quik Trip Center. Show attendees will be able to test drive a zero-turn mower and register to win a Hustler Sport mower from Hustler Turf Products. If you've never driven a zero-turn mower, this is a great opportunity to experience this popular feature, which offers control preferred by professional turf managers. Also on the lower level will be the Oklahoma Simmental Simbrah Association Private Treaty Bull Sale and the Herd Builder Private Treaty Sale sponsored by Oklahoma Farm Bureau.

Craig Cameron's Horse Training Seminars and Demonstrations, sponsored by Sutherlands, are perennial favorites. This year "Win Training" clinics will showcase techniques Craig uses in training his own competition and working horses. When Craig shares his rare combination of horse and common sense, even the most experienced horse person will leave his clinic having learned something new. Craig works with unridden horses at 10 a.m. daily and other horsemanship issues, from reining to trailer loading, in his afternoon sessions. He is available throughout the day at the Sutherlands display at Booth #1008.

Oklahoma Farm Bureau's presentation of Ag Safety Forums "Wild Fire Safety" and "Home Preparedness for Emergencies" will run continuously all day in booth #920. The very popular livestock equipment demonstrations, sponsored by Linn Post & Pipe with their dealer Reproduction Enterprises, will be presented twice daily at the far west end of the Quick Trip Center. Chutes from Behlen, Cattlac, Titan West, W-W Livestock, Moly Mfg. Silencer, Priefert, Powder River, Tartar Gate and Linn Post & Pipe will be demonstrated. Cattle for the demonstrations and the scholarship competition are supplied by Mid America Stockyards of Bristow.

Ten, three-person teams from Perkins-Tryon, Pawnee (2), Dickson, Porter, Crescent (2), Morrison, Madill, Anadarko, and Elgin, Okla., high schools will compete for honors, prizes for their school and Scholarships Friday morning at the all new Tulsa Farm Show for 2011.

Midwest Shows President John Riles said, "To date, Midwest Shows Scholarship Programs has awarded over $80,000 in post-secondary ag scholarships to Oklahoma high school students. This is an important annual event at the Tulsa Farm Show. We hope to encourage young people to continue the traditions of progressive farming and ranching that have made this country the most efficient producer of food for the world market."

The Oklahoma Simmental Simbrah Association private treaty Bull Sale returns to the lower level of the Quik Trip Center with 30 or more head expected to be shown this year. All of the bulls in the offering will be 12 to 24 months, current on all vaccinations, and have a current breeding soundness exam. Buyers can be confident that the bulls in the offering are ready to go home and go to work. All cattle will be catalogued with pedigree and performance information, as well as prices. Detailed information about the Bulls will be available at all Quik Trip Center Building entrances and from the Oklahoma Simmental Simbrah Association at the sale site. The scope of the private treaty sale will be broadened by the addition of the all-breed and all-gender Herd Builder Sale sponsored by Oklahoma Farm Bureau.

Riles said, "I am extremely proud that we have been able to build the Tulsa Farm Show into the premier ag event in the area. We see continued growth in future years as we add new and unique elements to the show."

Midwest Shows/Farm Shows USA produces seven ag tradeshows hosted annually inPeoria, Ill.; Tulsa, Okla.; Vermillion, S.D.; Sioux Falls, S.D.(2); Cedar Falls, Iowa; and Oklahoma City, Okla.



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