Southern Plains Farm Show Features 290 Exhibitors, Daily Demonstrations, GiveawaysWed, 18 Apr 2012 18:32:24 CDT
The Southern Plains Farm Show kicks off Thursday at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City and John Sampson of Midwest Farm Shows says farmers are optimistic and the overall positive farm economy makes this a good year for farm shows.
"They're very optimistic. You know, they're pleased the economic situation hasn't affected them as adversely as some of the industry segments that are out there. Agriculture and food are basic elements to any farm economy. Generally, they're pretty dog gone positive. You know, the commodity prices are staying fairly stable, cattle prices are very good and they're looking stronger all the time."
Sampson expects good crowds at the farm show. Two hundred and ninety exhibitors are signed up to show off more than 1,000 lines of equipment, products and services. There will be livestock handling demonstrations all three days of the show and there will be a commercial livestock evaluation competition and OSU Extension speakers.
"By gosh, there's just so much going on it's hard to talk about it all in just a short period of time," Sampson says.
There is an interactive map showing the layout of all the exhibits in the show. Click here to go there.
One of the most popular activities at the show promises to be gentle horse training with Scott Daily. The Priefert round pen that Daily uses will be given away courtesy of the folks at Radio Oklahoma Network after his final show on Saturday.
Other giveaways include a Hustler mower, an Arctic Cat ATV, and $1,000 that can be spent on anything at the show.
The Southern Plains Farm Show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission and parking are free.
Click here for a more information and a full schedule of the Southern Plains Farm Show.
Click the LISTEN BAR below to hear Ron Hays interview John Sampson about this year's farm show.
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