Bringing together the region’s farming community and the services necessary for daily operations is the goal of the eighth annual Western New York Farm Show, scheduled to be held Feb. 1 to 3 at the Erie County Fairgrounds. The exposition is sponsored by the Erie County Agricultural Society.
The Western New York Farm Show strives to educate farmers from around the region about the latest cutting-edge agricultural products and technology. Vendors include feed, seed and equipment dealers, farm service providers and non-for-profits that specialize in agriculture education, promotion, and advancement. Industry professionals will lead seminars daily covering a variety of topics.
Highlights of the 2018 show, provided at no cost to show goers, include an opportunity to earn spray credits during pesticide recertification classes and grain bin safety and rescue simulator demonstrations. High School students will be able to show off their skills during the NAPA Auto Parts Mechanics Competition Feb. 2.
Added for 2018 is the “Real World” Mechanics Competition, where participants need only be 18 to 21 years of age to participate on Saturday, Feb. 3. The third annual Farmer Elite Toss Hay Bale Throwing Competition will take place each day of the show at 2 p.m. inside the Agriculture Discovery Center. A “pee wee” toss featuring competitors 12 and under will take place daily before the adult competition.
New this year is a kids 12 and under pedal tractor race at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3. A complete listing of events, demonstrations and seminars can be found at WNYFarmShow.com.
The WNY Farm Show will be held inside two heated buildings on the fairgrounds. Show times are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3.
For more information, visit WNYFarmShow.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (716) 649-3900 ext. 6488.