World Ag Expo
|World Ag Expo|
A windrower on display at World Ag Expo 2011
World Ag Expo is the largest outdoor agricultural exposition. Each year it is held at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, California, in the United States during the second week of February. It has officially been designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce as an affiliate of the Foreign Buyer Program, which encourages exportation of American made goods. Prior to its 2001 rename, the event was titled "California Farm Equipment Show and International Exposition."
The show started in 1968 and was attended by 28,000 people. It outgrew its original home and moved to its current permanent location, the International Agri-Center, in 1982 where it occupies 2.6 million square feet.
In 2006, the event featured more than 1,400 exhibitors, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger even made an appearance.
The 2008 show attracted visitors from as far as the Peoples Republic of China.
The 2012 World Ag Expo had 120,000 attendees and featured a concert by Trace Adkins and a speech by George W. Bush. Events included an FFA meeting attended by 2500 students. Exhibitors came from as far away as Japan, Italy and Germany, and attendees came from all over the world.
World Ag Expo will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2017.
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