AgWatch


Ag Expo 2015 – January 30-31

POPLAR BLUFF, MO.
   Ag Expo will celebrate its 29th Anniversary on January 30 and 31 at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Agriculture booth spaces are now available to rent. This is one of the largest ag trade shows in the region, which is sponsored by Butler County University of Missouri Extension Council and the Ag Club of Three Rivers College.
   There will be 118 booths available to visit and learn first-hand about agriculture and natural resources and its impact on the area’s economy. The expo will also feature outdoor exhibits. Ten thousand people attended last year’s two-day event.
   The event will be held Friday, January 30 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, January 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission will be $1 for adults and free for all college students and youth. The two days are packed with activities for the whole family.  Entertainment and events include youth dancing and clogging; gospel, jazz, and contemporary music; agriculture seminars; beauty pageants; and toy tractor pedal pull contests for youth ages 4 to 9. There will be tractor driving contests for FFA members; petting farm; an old time auction; a milking contest; an ag photography contest; duck calling contest for adults and youth; and baking contest. This year the Pesticide Applicator Training for private re-certification will be held at the Expo on Friday. The Master Gardeners will provide Garden Adventures for Kids Saturday morning and 4-H will host a Youth Farm Safety program Saturday afternoon 12 pm to 2 pm. New this year will be the FFA and 4-H Speech Contest.
   So don’t forget to attend the Ag Expo on January 30 and 31 and plan to bring the whole family. For more information, to purchase booth space, and to register for the beauty pageant, contact the University of Missouri Extension Center, 222 North Broadway, Poplar Bluff (686-8064) or check our website at www.extension.missouri.edu/butler. MU is an equal opportunity/ADA institution. ∆

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