The 27th annual New York Farm Show will be held February 23-25 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The Northeast's premier indoor farm show is packed with new and practical equipment, services and products just right for your farming operation. Over 400 exhibitors covering more than 215,000 square feet are available daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can shop, compare and buy the latest practices and efficiencies.
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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. Included 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. New York Farm Show is co-sponsored by the Northeast Equipment Dealers Association and American Agriculturist Magazine.
Ag Youth Involved
"The young people are the future of the agricultural industry, and New York Farm Show supports them in their efforts of promotion and fundraising," said Scott Grigor, New York Farm Show show manager. "The youth organizations play a major role in the success of our show," Grigor added.
The 27th annual New York Farm Show will once again involve young people from 4H, FFA and the Morrisville State College, Agricultural Engineering Club. Members of the Oneida County 4H 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 4H will be selling hitch pins at the ticket entrances' as a fundraiser. The pins are $5 each, or five pins for $20. The FFA and FFA Alumni conduct the Friday night toy auction. 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 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 Robert Watson Memorial Toy Auction will be held on February 24 at 5 p.m. in the Empire Room of the Arts and Homes Building. Over 200 Farm Toys will be sold to the highest bidder with all of the proceeds to benefit the New York FFA.
For additional information visit www.newyorkfarmshow.com