Already the premier technology showcase in the Northeast, the 28th annual New York Farm Show (scheduled for February 21-23) promises to be even better.
When you really want to check out new technologies, you want to kick the tires (if it has tires), watch it work, take an under-the-hood look, then get a price quote. This is the time of year when you get serious about it-and have time to do so.
That's why the New York Farm Show is the Northeast's top-drawing indoor farmer's event of the winter, pulling in farmers from more than 10 states and Canada. The 28th annual show opens at the state fairgrounds in Syracuse on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 21, 22 and 23. Show hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
All five heated buildings will be jammed with crops, dairy, beef and building products from close to 425 exhibitors, says New York Farm Show Manager Scott Grigor. As of early January, exhibit space demand was running far ahead of past years.
What's to see and do
Here's a short list of what will be waiting for you:
All major brand equipment manufacturers, including AGCO, John Deere, Case IH, CLAAS, Kubota, Kuhns, New Holland, Mahindra and more.
Dairy industry leaders, including Dairy Farmers of America, Dairylea, Organic Valley and others.
Dairy equipment companies, including Alfa-Laval, Boumatic, GEA Westfalia-Surge, Lely and more.
Energy-savers and shavers, including ventilation, heating, lighting, solar and wind technology products.
Seed companies, including DeKalb-Asgrow, Doebler's, Growmark FS, Mycogen, Pioneer, T.A. Seed and many more.
Seminars and/or workshops on beef cattle profit-makers, dairy robotics, plus timber and wildlife management.
It's got it all. All five of New York Farm Show's buildings will be jammed with new products and services that you can price-check-even for delivery.
Tickets are available to you free from your Northeast Equipment Dealers or by writing to New York Farm Show, P.O. Box 3470, Syracuse, NY 13220. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request by February 15. Admission is $5 at the door and children under 18 are free. Free parking and bus shuttles are available. For additional information, visit the official website at www.newyorkfarmshow.com