World Ag Expo (WAE) takes place this week in Tulare, California. DairyLine’s Bill Baker is there and is the Emcee for the Western DairyBusiness Dairy Profit seminars. WAE manager Jerry Sinift reported in Wednesday’s DairyLine that some major changes have been made to the dairy center building at Expo, including a cement floor and the fabric siding was replaced with metal. Wednesday was “FFA Day,” according to Sinift and about 2,000 students from schools in five western states were expected to be there at the show as part of a statewide assembly of the FFA with Michael Peterson the keynote speaker.
The show is huge and features equipment and services for any crop grown on the face of the earth. Sinift stated that over 300 different commodities are grown just in Tulare County alone so “you’ll see everything out on the show grounds.”
Also new this year is the beef and livestock pavilion. Surveys indicated that the beef industry is an important part of the lives of many attendees at Expo. Live cattle demonstrations are part of Expo this year, he said, related manufacturers are demonstrating their wares, there’s new developments for pregnancy testing in cattle are featured so this is an exciting thing for the beef industry and he likened Expo to the “Disneyland of agriculture.”
It is World Ag Expo and some 70 different countries are represented at Expo, either by attendees or exhibitors and he said it was fun watching the translating going on between the different languages being spoken. For more information, log on to www.worldagexpo.com.