World Ag Expo - the world’s largest annual exposition - continues Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 10-11) at the International Agri-Center (IAC) in Tulare, Calif.
Mother Nature has put smiles on the faces of exhibitors and attendees with mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the low 70s.
Hours for World Ag Expo – the 49th annual event – are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday.
The 1,600 exhibitors on hand will share the latest technology in equipment, irrigation, and other products with attendees on the 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. Last year, attendees from 49 countries attended World Ag Expo.
Jerry Sinift, the IAC’s chief executive officer, says, “When our exhibitors succeed, our attendees and farmers transform their operation, and consumers all over the world are positively impacted by the increased efficiency and the continuous re-evaluation of ‘what we’ve always done.’
He added, “Ag is evolving to feed a growing world. And we’re here to help facilitate that.”
General admission at the gate is $15 per person per day. Children age six and younger are admitted free. Buy tickets online for $10 each with the discount code WFP entered at checkout (save $5 per ticket).
The IAC is located at 4500 South Laspina St., Tulare, Calif. 93274.
To bypass expected long parking lines, attendees can take advantage of the free Park & Ride program each day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with departures each 15-20 minutes from several locations in Tulare to the Expo grounds.
Park at the Tulare Outlet Mall (1407 Retherford St.) and the Tulare Airport (5600 Tex Dr.) for drop off and pick up at Gate 2.
Or, park at the Tulare County Fairgrounds (215 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.), Mid-Valley Cotton Gin (626 W Cartmill Ave.), and the Tulare County Organization for Vocational Education (4136 N. Mooney Blvd.) for drop off and pick up at Gate 12.
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Exhibitors will include the 10 winners of this year’s World Ag Expo Top-10 New Products Award, all located on the show grounds.
The companies and their winning products include:
- Ace Pump Corporation – Gemini Dual Pump Kit
- AGCO Corporation – Hesston-Built WR9800 Series RearSteer
- ANC Technology – Intelligent Wireless Irrigation Control System
- Coldwell Solar, Inc. – MegaWash
- Jacto, Inc. – Jacto PJB-16 Battery-Operated Backpack Sprayer
- LiftGator – LiftGator XTR
- Orchard Machinery Corporation – Fully Automated Shaker Technology: Tree Seeker
- Red Fox Safety Products – Fox-Paws
- Stanley Convergent Security Solutions – Videofied AG Alarm System
- Tule Technologies - Tule