The 25th anniversary New York Farm Show proved to be an excellent exposition for exhibitors and farmers. It also proved to be weather-resistant.
While a snowstorm held down farmer attendance on one day, the other two made up for it – especially Saturday, reports Show Manager Scott Grigor. The wide diversity of exhibits and innovative new products proved to be a strong draw.
This year, for instance, five windmill and energy conservation companies signed on as exhibitors in the last three weeks before the show. Dairy farmers spent a lot of time grilling equipment and animal care exhibitors about the payoff to their new products.
Precision farming technologies were also of "hot" farmer interest. Several new vertical tillage tool manufacturers were also first-time exhibitors.
"Our exhibitors were seeking the right people," he adds. "That's what's most important to them. And they got what they wanted." The show drew the farm crowd very well from New York, Pennsylvania and New England.
"After this year's success, I'm really looking forward to the 2011 New York Farm Show," notes Grigor. Circle the dates now – Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24, 25 and 26.
For more show information, contact Grigor at 315-427-5145, or e-mail him at [email protected] to receive advance exhibitor information.
Take a peek at the following scenes from the 2010 show: