Where it’s happening at the Expo

The World Ag Expo welcomes more than 100,000 visitors to Tulare, Calif., each February for three informative days about all things ag.

TULARE, Calif. — The International Agri-Center is set to host the 52nd World Ag Expo Feb. 12-14.

The largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind, World Ag Expo boasts more than 1,500 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space.

In 2018, 106,700 people came from 49 states and 63 countries to attend the 51st World Ag Expo.

On Tuesday morning, the opening ceremonies will kick off the show with a special guest speaker, American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall. A variety of seminars will be offered, including dairy, water, international trade, government regulation and women in agriculture. These seminars are presented by professionals in the industry and provide attendees with valuable information to improve their operations.

New this year will include a free, one-day conference aimed at young women interested in a career in agriculture. Grow by FarmHer is being held on the West Coast for the first time and requires pre-registration at http://bit.ly/GrowAtWAE19.

Other special events include the Capitol Ministries dinner on Tuesday night, the Wednesday morning Prayer Breakfast and the California Ag Leadership breakfast on Thursday morning.

The Top-10 New Products Competition, sponsored by Bank of America, is back with products offering improved technology for the field and increased efficiencies. From a one-of-a-kind heavy-duty electric fork lift to an affordable dairy genomic test, to a wireless irrigation valve control system, the Top-10 New Products has something to offer every type of farming operation.

“World Ag Expo continues to provide the best platform for buyers and sellers to meet, greet, and grow the Ag industry,” Jerry Sinift, the International Agri-Center’s CEO, said in a press release. “Our theme this year is ‘Harvesting Technology,’ and there is plenty of time, money and resource saving technology to find at this show. We’re impressed every year with the new innovations our exhibitors bring to World Ag Expo.”

Attendees can look forward to new features this year, including daily livestock dog demonstrations in the new Demonstration Pavilion, Ride & Drive areas on the East and West ends of the grounds, and a wide variety of new seminars that cover everything from cannabis to automation in the ag industry.

Attendees will also be able to enjoy an additional 20 acres of parking to the East of the International Agri-Center grounds. With the move of on-site RV camping to the South parking lot, space to the east of the grounds has been converted to day parking.

Starting Feb. 1, World Ag Expo attendees can get the latest news, information and updates about the show by downloading the new 2019 mobile app. The free app provides mobile access to the schedule of events, an exhibitor directory, map of the show grounds and other visitor resources.

The app is available for download from the iOS and Android app stores by searching “World Ag Expo 2019.”

For a full schedule of events, visit http://bit.ly/WAE19Schedule.

For more information about the show or to purchase tickets for 2019 World Ag Expo visit www.WorldAgExpo.org.

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