The 27th annual New York Farm Show, Feb. 23- 25, 2012 at the NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse is the Northeast’s premier indoor farm show and is packed with new and practical equipment, services and products just right for your farming operation. More than 400 exhibitors covering more than 215,000 sq. ft. will be waiting for you. Show hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Visit the show for the best access to products, services and information to keep you up to date with the latest innovations in the agriculture industry. You’ll find hundreds of exhibits to serve and assist you with your everyday needs on the farm. Learn, compare and shop all at one location – the New York Farm Show.
Additional highlights include: The Oxbo self propelled hay merger, Robotic Milking units at the DeLaval and Lely displays and the return of the “Hot Beef Sundae” will be back at the Beef Industry exhibit.
Many organizations will be offering workshops and presentations including the Beef Industry, Forest Management workshops and Agricultural Safety Program will be available throughout the show.
“These organizations have dedicated a lot of time and effort to provide high quality programs for the show visitors,” said Scott Grigor, New York Show manager.
The Robert Watson Memorial Toy Auction on February 24 at 5 p.m. will be in the Empire Room of the Arts and Homes Building. Nearly 200 farm toys will be sold to the highest bidder and all proceeds to benefit the New York FFA. Visitors can view and purchase farm toys at the toy show in the Art & Homes building.
The auction is organized by the FFA Alumni and members of the FFA State Officer team assist with the auction.
“The auction has been a good fundraiser for the FFA over the years,” said Grigor.
The New York Farm Show will also involve young people from 4-H and the Morrisville State College Agricultural Engineering Club. Members of the Oneida County 4-H Teen Council will greet you as you enter the show, collecting your ticket and offering you a show program.
“These outstanding young adults have been involved for many years and are true professionals,” said Grigor.
The 4-H will be selling hitch pins at the ticket entrances’ as a fundraiser. The pins are $5 each or 5 pins for $20. The Stockbridge Valley FFA will be selling maple syrup and maple products that they produced as well as milk and ice cream in the dairy building. The Morrisville State College Agricultural Engineering Club assists with the cleaning of the equipment during show set up.
“These individuals work very hard and provide an excellent service to New York Farm Show,” Grigor added. “As we look back at the past 27 years, all of the youth organizations have impacted the success of the show. They bring an added energy and excitement to the show. As the manager, I am truly grateful for their participation,” said Grigor.
The Empire Room will once again feature a buffet lunch throughout the show for the public to enjoy.
Tickets are available to you free from your Northeast Equipment Dealers or by writing to New York Farm show, P.O. Box 3470, Syracuse, NY 13220. Include a self-addressed stamped envelop with your request by February 15.
Admission is $5 at the door and children under 18 are free. Free parking and bus shuttles are available.
For additional information visit our official website at www.newyorkfarmshow.com. New York Farm Show is co-sponsored by the Northeast Equipment Dealers Association and American Agriculturist magazine. PD
—Compiled from New York Farm Show news releases