Michigan Ag Expo set for July 15-17
By Marg Land
May 6, 2008, East Lansing, MI – Ag
Expo, Michigan’s largest agricultural equipment exposition, will return
to the Michigan State University campus July 15-17.
Visitors to the 29th annual Ag Expo can explore exhibits and view demonstrations featuring equipment and other products and services of interest to farmers and agribusinesses. They can also learn about research, teaching and outreach programs conducted through the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) , the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station and MSU Extension .
"I'm very pleased with how this year’s show has come together," said Kirk Heinze, Ag Expo director. "There will be great new demonstrations and ride-and-drive events, but we’ll still feature many of the activities people have come to expect from Ag Expo, such as the CANR educational tent and the tractor pulls.
About 16,500 visitors attended Ag Expo last year, an increase of about 6 percent over 2006. Last year, about 250 commercial vendors and 30 educational exhibitors took part.
Ag Expo features commercial farm equipment from throughout the Midwest and several Canadian provinces on the 35-acre main exhibition site and the 40-acre field demonstration area, as well as educational exhibits from several MSU colleges and departments.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 15 and 16, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 17. Admission to the grounds and parking at Farm Lane and Mt. Hope Road are free. Because of the construction on Farm Lane, the Ag Expo parking area and grounds will be accessible only from Farm Lane.
For more information about Ag Expo, call 1-800-366-7055 or visit www.agexpo.msu.edu .