McCook Farm and Ranch Expo set for Nov. 14 to 15
The McCook Farm and Ranch Expo will return to the Red Willow County Fairgrounds Nov. 14 to 15. The show opens at 9 a.m. both days and closes at 7 p.m. the first day and 4 p.m. the second. Admission and parking are free.
To kick things off, there will be a free producer's breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 14. Come join us for some great food and friendly faces. This event is sponsored by Willow Creek Meats, Archer Petroleum, Hometown Family Radio, Pepsi, Nebraska Bull Service, Kleins Motor Electric, Cappel Sales, DuPont Pioneer-Eugene Koch, Chief Motel, Arickaree Ranch Supply, Grosch Irrigation, Farmers Magazine, CPS, Pearson Livestock Equipment Co., and Schaffert Repair.
New this year to the expo is the "High Quality Beef-From Gate to Plate" program. This event will be featured on Nov. 14 in the Kiplinger Arena at 1:30 p.m. Genetically tested heifers for growth and carcass traits will be brought to the Farm and Ranch Expo. The audience will then be asked to participate in the program and help to judge the heifers. The presentation will be followed by demonstrations and meat sampling. The program is brought to you by Certified Angus Beef, The Coppermill Steakhouse, Willow Creek Meats, and Heartland Cattle Company.
Scott Daily Horse Training will be displayed this year at the expo. Daily has been featured on RFD-TV. He will be show casing his low-stress horse-training techniques both days at the expo. He has been around horses most of his life. His love for horses and desire to train them began in 4-H while he was growing up in Inola, Okla. Daily started training horses about 15 years ago. After many years of working with challenging colts and horses, he has developed and perfected his own techniques. Daily believes in building trust between horse and rider. Scott Daily Horse Training is sponsored by Vap Construction and McCook National Bank.
There will be park and drive zero-turn mower demonstrations in front of the Kiplinger Arena. They will be brought to you be Kurtzer's Walker Mowers.
We have a great lineup of rodeo athletes this year, including Professional Bull Fighter Quirt Hunt, World Champion Steer Wrestler Dean Gorsuch, along with Miss Rodeo Nebraska. They will be at the expo both days signing autographs along with other rodeo queens from the area. There will be several drawings at the expo including tickets to the Tri-City Storm Hockey, and a beer garden will be available to quench that thirst. Corporate sponsors for the expo include Plains Equipment Group, Hometown Family Radio and the American Hat Company.
"It's a great place to come see the newest and latest in farming and ranching practices and technology," said Darren Dale, show manager. "We are expecting 350 vendors from 20 states, Canada & Australia.