Ag Expo, the state’s largest outdoor farm show, returns to MSU July 22-24. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has lined up another show for the agricultural community and anyone else who is interested in learning about Michigan’s agriculture industry.
As in years past, the 35th annual Ag Expo will showcase a wide variety of educational and commercial activities, including nearly 200 exhibits featuring products and services that provide Michigan agricultural producers with new knowledge and opportunities to have another successful year.
Ag Expo is known for being Michigan’s supreme source for the latest technology in agricultural production. The show will also offer research findings from CANR faculty members and a full schedule of educational demonstrations dedicated to providing Michigan farmers with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage successful farms.
“We really try to make this event something special, and I think the agricultural community really embraces that,” said CANR Dean Fred Poston. “People come to Ag Expo from all over the state. It’s an exciting opportunity for our college, MSU Extension and AgBioResearch to join together to benefit the public and learn from one another as well.”
Ag Expo visitors can view demonstrations related to equine pastures, tillage, mortality composting and biodiesel processing. The CANR tent will provide hands-on learning for youth, including daily presentations on topics such as what you need to know about the Affordable Care Act, the 2014 Farm Bill and the Michigan Right-to-Farm Act.
The event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 22 and 23, and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24. Admission to the grounds and parking at Farm Lane and Mt. Hope Road are free.