Approximately 300 companies from around the United States will be exhibiting their products at Tony’s Pizza Events Center and Saline County Livestock & Expo Center beginning Tuesday. The Mid America Farm Expo will feature about 325 exhibits showing the latest in farm technology, machinery, equipment and supplies.
The Expo has grown to be one of the largest Spring farm shows in the Midwest, attracting over 8,000 people each year.
The Expo began 54 years ago as a project of the Agriculture Committee of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce. It was named the Salina Materials Handling Show, and had 44 exhibits on display on the Saline County Fairgrounds, now called the Saline County Livestock and Expo Center. With the construction of the Tony’s Pizza Events Center directly across from the Expo Center, the Farm Expo expanded and is now one of the largest spring farm shows in the Midwest.
The Expo is headquartered in the Tony’s Pizza Events Center, with additional displays in Agricultural Hall, and Exhibition Barn at the Saline County Livestock & Expo Center. In addition, outside exhibits are located in front of Ag Hall and on the Events Center west parking lot.
Special features of the Expo, in addition to the variety of farm equipment displays, will include seminars on Farm Estate/Succession Planning, Cattle Handling, and Livestock and Grain Market Outlook. There will also be an opportunity for individuals to have their well water tested for nitrate and chloride all three days during the expo.
The Mid America Farm Expo is this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the Tony’s Pizza Events Center and the Saline County Expo and Livestock Expo Center in Salina. There’s no charge for admission or parking.