Oklahoma City Farm Show Features Latest Technologies, Livestock Demonstrations and MoreWed, 19 Feb 2014 17:54:59 CST
The Oklahoma City Farm Show is just around the corner. Known previously as the Southern Plains Farm Show, the event has a ten-year history at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.
Farm show manager Ron Bormaster with Midwest Farm Shows spoke with Radio Oklahoma's Ron Hays and says this will be Oklahoma City's biggest and best farm show yet.
"We've got a great amount of vendors coming this year-a lot of new vendors coming in. We're also going to do outdoors as we've done in the past and taking three buildings.
"The show's going to be a shade earlier this year. It will be on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of April. We want everybody to come out and see us."
Bormaster says the name of the show was changed to bring it in line with the other shows his company produces.
"Most of our shows have the proper name of the city we're in and we thought that would be a good change for this in calling it the Oklahoma City Farm Show and we gave it a lot of thought and we're really happy with what we've done."
Though the name is changed, Bormaster says visitors will still see a lot of the same elements that have come to be a part of the show over the years.
"We do our horse training and cattle demonstrations outside. We've got most of our vendors that were there last year. We've got an array of new vendors and I think you're going to see a lot of new equipment-the newest and latest in agriculture right here at the Oklahoma City Farm Show."
Bormaster says one of the biggest draws at this year's farm shows is the displays of precision agricultural machinery.
"That has been the biggest thing that people are always wanting to see-something new in agriculture as well as the new products that are going to fit their needs. And that's what we'll have at the Oklahoma City Farm Show this year."
Farm income has been at a high level for the last couple of years and Bormaster says he's seeing very positive attitudes on the part of producers across the Midwest.
"This will be the sixth show we've produced in the last four months and in going all over the Midwest we've found people talking about A) what they've got in respects to the good crops they've got this year, but they're talking about, I've been noticing, they're pocket books seem to be out there and they're looking at different things, and they're making purchases."
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