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Tulsa Farm Show expands exhibit areas

Everyone attending the 2012 Tulsa Farm Show Dec. 6, 7 and 8 will be treated to newly expanded exhibit areas and the exciting Early Bird $1,000 Show Bucks giveaway awarded daily. Now with more than 300 exhibitors, the show will fill the QuikTrip Center with over 1,000 agricultural product lines. Expansion to the lower level makes the 2012 Tulsa Farm Show one of the largest indoor farm shows in the country, as well as a complete and unique salute to the area's agriculture and ranching heritage. Attendees will be able to evaluate all the newest agricultural products and services for every type of operation, from row crops to small grains to livestock.

The Early Bird Show Bucks giveaway is sponsored by GoBob Pipe and Steel. Register at the GoBob exhibit area before noon to be eligible. The prize drawing will take place at noon each day and you must be present to win. The prize is a $1,000 certificate good for the purchase of merchandise or services from Tulsa Farm Show exhibitors.

Returning for the 17th year, Craig Cameron's Horse Training Seminars and Demonstrations, sponsored by Sutherlands, remain perennial favorites. This year, 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. As always, Craig's demonstrations are free for Tulsa Farm Show attendees.

Oklahoma Farm Bureau's presentation of Ag Safety Forums will run continuously all day in booth #920. The very popular livestock equipment demonstrations, sponsored by Linn Post & Pipe, will be presented twice daily at the far west end of the QuikTrip Center. Chutes from Behlen, Cattlac, Titan West, W-W Livestock, Moly Mfg.-Silencer, Priefert, Powder River, Tartar Gate, Stampeed, Blattner - B Bar D and Pearson 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, Crowder, Madill, Hydro-Eakly and Elgin Oklahoma high schools will compete on Friday morning for honors, prizes for their school and scholarships.

Midwest Shows President John Riles said, "To date, Midwest Shows Scholarship Programs have awarded over $87,000 in post-secondary ag scholarships to Oklahoma high school students. This is an important annual event at the Tulsa Farm Show. Our goal is 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 popular Hustler Mower ride-and-drive returns to the lower level of the QuikTrip 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.

The Oklahoma Simmental Simbrah Association private treaty Bull Sale also returns to the lower level of the QuikTrip 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 QuikTrip Center building entrances and from the Oklahoma Simmental Simbrah Association at the sale site. The all-breed and all-gender Herd Builder Sale, sponsored by Oklahoma Farm Bureau, broadens the scope of the sale, offering opportunities to virtually all cow-calf operations, from start-up to long-standing operations.

Riles said, "We are 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 in Peoria, Ill; Tulsa, Okla.; Vermillion, S.D.; Sioux Falls, S.D.(2); Cedar Falls, Iowa; and Oklahoma City.

Date: 12/03/2012



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