33rd annual Ag Expo, July 17-19 at Michigan State University
Ag Expo, Michigan's largest outdoor farm show, returns to the Michigan State University (MSU) campus, July 17-19, for the 33rd time.
Ag Expo brings a variety of educational and commercial activities and exhibits to the state's agricultural community as well as to homeowners, families and anyone who wants to know more about the state's second-largest industry.
This year, Ag Expo will bring participants the latest technology in agricultural production, current research findings from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) faculty, and a full schedule of demonstrations and educational sessions to help manage farms and businesses at their best.
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, along with MSU Extension and MSU AgBioResearch, continue to serve Michigan residents to improve farm profits, agribusiness development and personal quality of life, said Doug Buhler, interim dean of the CANR.
"Ag Expo is one of the ways we meet these goals," he noted. "We collectively aim to create and retain jobs throughout Michigan, improve the health of people, places and animals, and discover new knowledge that can help you expand your business and improve your life. Through our ongoing research, teaching and outreach programs, we help millions of Michigan residents across the state move forward. Together we are working to grow Michigan's $90 billion agricultural and agri-foods industry to new levels."
Across the expo grounds, more than 200 exhibitors will feature products and services that help Michigan agricultural producers continue to succeed.
Demonstrations on tillage, mortality composting and biodiesel processing will be available.
Visitors can test-drive payloaders, telehandlers, skid steers and large-frame tractors. Stock dog training demonstrations are back this year by popular demand, and MI-Alpaca will be on hand to demonstrate the spinning and skirting of alpaca fleece.
"We are committed to providing quality educational activities, demonstrations and informational presentations," Buhler said. "Regardless of whether you're an experienced grower or would like to become one, there's something for everyone at this year's show."
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 17 and 18, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19. Admission to the grounds and parking at Farm Lane and Mt. Hope Road are free.
For more information about Ag Expo, call 800-366-7055 or visit www.agexpo.msu.edu. The MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources sponsors Ag Expo.