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World Ag Expo gets down to business

56th annual West Coast farm show gets underway in Tulare, Calif.

Farm Press Staff

February 14, 2023

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Guests visit attractions at the 2020 World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.Tim Hearden

One of the West Coast's premier farm shows is getting underway this morning, Feb. 14, in Tulare, Calif.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. at the International Agri-Center for the 56th annual World Ag Expo, with an awards ceremony for Top-10 New Products Winners and “We Believe in Growing” scholarship winners. Local, state and national business and political leaders will attend the opening of the show, which runs through Thursday, Feb. 16.

The ceremony will be followed by the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture 2023 Farm Bill Listening Session at 10 a.m. in the Banquet Hall. The event will bring together farmers, ranchers, producers, agribusiness owners, and more to solicit public feedback—an integral part of the Farm Bill reauthorization process. Session details and panel updates are available at https://bit.ly/WAE23FarmBillSession.

Seminars will kick off at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and run throughout the three-day show at the Seminar Center on the southeast end of the grounds. Sessions on Dairy, Water, International Trade, and more can be found in classroom-style buildings at the corner of U & South Street. The full seminar schedule can be viewed at https://bit.ly/WAE23Seminars.

The WET Center Innovation Pitch Event, hosted by Fresno State's WET Center, will take place on Thursday afternoon and will introduce potential customers and World Ag Expo attendees to new and emerging technologies and innovations from the Valley Ventures accelerator. Entertainment including live cooking demonstrations and workshops will take place in the World Ag Women pavilion all three days.

Ride & Drives and live demonstrations will be available throughout the grounds. The WW Livestock Demonstration Pavilion on the east side of Farm Credit Dairy Center will feature reining, livestock handling, fitting demos for 4-H and FFA students, and cattle pregnancy ultrasounds all using WW Livestock Systems products A list of exhibitors with interactive options is available at https://bit.ly/WAE23-TestDrivesDemos.

New products are launched at World Ag Expo every year, and 2023 is no different. Look for major announcements and the future of ag from Kubota, AGCO, Case IH, Agtonomy, Top-10 New Product Winners, and many more.

World Ag Expo and Toyota have partnered again to offer the 2023 World Ag Expo Toyota Tundra Giveaway. The 2023 giveaway will benefit the Guilds of Valley Children’s Healthcare. Tickets are $5 and will be available for purchase at World Ag Expo at Gate 12 and the Toyota exhibit space. The drawing will be held on Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Toyota exhibit space at Gate 2.

Live webcams of World Ag Expo's show grounds, powered by HD Relay, can be viewed online at https://bit.ly/WAELiveFeed. Cameras offer views of activity on the grounds, including exhibitors, attendees, and volunteers.

World Ag Expo attendees can get the latest news, information, and updates about the show by downloading the 2023 mobile app. The free app provides mobile access to the schedule of events, an exhibitor directory, map of the showgrounds, food menus, and other visitor resources. The app is available for download by visiting your app store and searching for "World Ag Expo."

For a full schedule of events, more information about the show, or to purchase tickets, visit www.WorldAgExpo.org

Source: World Ag Expo

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