Olsen said the event is free to the public and there is plenty of free parking as well. He estimates last year's event attracted "up to a couple of thousand" farmers and ranchers.

"It's hard for us to know the exact number because we don't charge admission, but between those that came to attend the CEU workshops, the symposium, and the large crowds at the outdoor vendor booths and demonstration field, we had a very large crowd."

Planned field demos include a vertical strip versus conventional tillage demonstration and a precision agriculture demo, both scheduled for the morning hours to avoid the heat of the day. But ride and drive demonstrations will continue throughout the day.

"One of the big draws to the show is our huge barbecue staged on the fairgrounds. Vendors will have free tickets for anyone who wants to go so drop by any vendor booth in the morning hours and pick up free tickets to one great BBQ event," Olsen added.

With most cotton and grain harvesting complete across South Texas, the show offers producers a great opportunity to check out the latest technology and equipment, pick up a few CEU credits, and catch up on the latest updates at the ag symposium.

“It's a big show and a great opportunity to mingle with fellow producers and take in the large array of suppliers and technology companies who will be on hand," he said.

For more information on the show, connect to their website for all the details.


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