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Tulsa Farm Show Promises Something for Everyone

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:34:15 CST

Tulsa Farm Show Promises Something for Everyone

Oklahoma's largest indoor farm show is just days away. The 21st annual Tulsa Farm Show will be held December 11th - 13th. More than 350 exhibitors will be on display at the River Spirit Expo, one of the largest exhibit halls in the country featuring over 400,000 square feet of exhibit space. Show Manager Ron Bormaster is excited about this growing event.

"This will be the largest Tulsa Farm Show in its 21-year history and we are excited to offer new events and many new exhibitors at the River Spirit Expo," Bormaster said. "It is truly a great salute to the area's agricultural and ranching community."

The Tulsa Farm Show will feature demonstrations, competitions, test drives and numerous prize drawings. This year's show will feature many demonstrations on horsemanship, trick riding, livestock equipment and also a livestock handling skills competition. The annual event draws more than 30,000 farmers and ranchers to view the latest agricultural products, services and technology.

Cattle producers can see the latest equipment with side-by-side demonstrations. Eleven brands of cattle chutes will be demonstrated with live animals and moderated by experienced representatives. Equipment demonstrations will be offered at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday and at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. on Friday. Cattle will also be on display for the Oklahoma Simmental/Simbrah Association Private Treaty Bull Sale in the east exhibit area.   

High school students from across the country will compete in the Livestock Skills Scholarship competition. The three-person teams will be evaluated on their cattle-handling skills. The winning team members will receive scholarships and prizes.    The competion will take place on Friday at 8 a.m. with the awards presented at approximately 11 a.m. on the west end of the River Spirit Expo. A scholarship benefit auction will be held after the awards ceremony.

For the 19th year, renowned horse trainer and host of RFD-TV's "Ride Smart" television series, Craig Cameron will offer daily horsemanship seminars and will be on hand at the Sutherlands exhibit. Cameron will offer seminars at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday on the northwest corner of the expo.

New this year is a trick riding show put on by Oklahoman Melissa Navarre of the famed Beutler Rodeo Family of Elk City. Navarre and her team will present two shows daily at noon all three days, at 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and the last show on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on the east end of the expo.

Oklahoma Farm Bureau will offer ag safety forums each day at their booth in the northeast corner, upper level at booth #920.

Visitors can also test drive a zero-turn mower from Hustler Turf and also enter to win a new Hustler Raptor mower to be given away to one test drive participant. The Sutherland horse shed or round pen raffle will benefit the Tulsa Farm Show Scholarship Fund. Tickets can be purchased at the Sutherland display. The drawing will be held on Saturday at approximately 3 p.m.

The Tulsa Farm Show takes place on the Tulsa State Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free. Show hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Click here for more information, including an interactive floor plan to go with the show.



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