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Directory of Farm Shows
Where can I get a directory of major farm shows throughout the U.S. and Canada? Many readers ask us that question and we've got the answer. Century Communications puts out a directory and it's a dandy. What's more, a limited number of copies are available on a "first come, first serve" basis.
The just-published directory, inserted into the July, 1982 issue of Century's Agri-Marketing magazine, gives a rundown on some 200 different farm and agriculture trade shows, expositions and fairs. For each, it lists the date, location and contact address, and the number of exhibitors and visitors at "last year's" show.
If you'd like a copy, send your check for $5.00 to: FARM SHOW Followup, c/o Century Communications, Suite G, 5520 Touhy Ave., Skokie, Ill. 60077 (ph 312 676-4060). Make your check payable to Century Communications.
Here, excerpted from the directory, are some of the major farm shows to be held yet this year (from Sept. 1) and in 1983:
Ag Expo Jan. 11-13, Spokane, Wa.; American Pork Congress, Mar. 9-11, Indianapolis, Ind.; California Farm Equipment Show, Feb. 8-10, Tulare; Canada Western Agribition, Nov. 27-Dec. 3, Regina; Canada Farm Show, Jan. 25-28, Toronto; Empire Farm Days, Aug. 9-11, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N.Y.; Farm Progress Show, Sept. 28-30, Wolcott, Ind.; Farm Store Trade Show, July 27-29, Indianapolis, Ind.
Husker Harvest Days, Sept. 14-16, Grand Island, Neb.; International Plowing Matches and Farm Machinery Show, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, Lucan, Ont.; National Custom Applicators Expo, Sept. 15-16, Stockton, Iowa; National Farm Machinery Show, Feb. 16-19, Louisville, Kty.; National Western Machinery and Stock Show, Jan. 14-23, Denver, Colo.; Northern Farm Show, Jan. 12-22, Minneapolis, Minn.; Northwest Agricultural Show, Jan. 25-27, Portland, Oreg.; Ohio State Farm Science Review, Sept. 21-23, Columbus; Oklahoma Farm Show, April 15-17, Oklahoma City; Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 9-14, Harrisburg; St. Louis Farm Show, Dec. 15-16, St. Louis, Mo.: Southern Farm Show, Feb. 2-4, Raleigh, N.C.; Stockton Ag Expo, Jan. 18-20, Stockton, Cal; Southwest Farm Show, Mar. 4-6, Ft. Worth, Texas; Sunbelt Ag Expo, Oct. 12-14, Moultrie, Ga.; 3-I Show, April 21-24, Garden City, Kan.; Triumph of Agriculture, Mar. 14-16, Omaha, Neb.; Western Farm Show, Feb. 27-Mar. 2, Kansas City, Mo.; Western Canada Farm Progress Show, June 22-25, Regina, Sask.; Western Fair Farm Show, Mar. 1-4, London, Ont. Wisconsin Farm Progress Days, Oct. 12-14, Portage County, Wis.; World Dairy Expo, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, Madison, Wis.
If you're planning a trip abroad in the months ahead, you may want to take in a farm show or two along the way. Here's the schedule of some of the bigger, better shows:
Australian National Field Days, Nov. 15-18, Orange, NSW; Elmia Agricultural Show, June 1984, Jonkoping, Sweden; International Ag Fair, March 13-21, Verona, Italy; International EIMA Exhibition, Nov. 11-15, Bologna, Italy; International Ag Machinery Fair, April 9-17 in Zaragoza, Spain; New Zealand Ag Fieldays, June 16-18, Mystery Creek Hamilton; Pochvoobrabotka, Russia, Oct. 15-24; Royal Highland Show, June 20-23 (tentative), Edinburgh, Scotland; Royal International Ag Show, July 4-7, Warwickshire, England; Royal Smithfield Show, Dec. 6-10, London; Salon International, Mar. 6-13, Paris, France.

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