The 29th annual New York Farm Show, Feb. 20 - 22, at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse will 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 Scott Grigor, Show Manager.
The 4H will be selling hitch pins at the ticket entrances' as a fundraiser. The pins are $5.00 each or 5 pins for $20.00. 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.
These young people work with over 400 exhibitors covering more than 230,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space in six buildings and gain excellent exposure to the agricultural industry. "It's the premier indoor farm show in the northeast and an opportunity to showcase the agricultural youth with pride," Grigor said.
"As we look back at the past 28 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 21 at 5:00 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.
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 $ 5.00 at the door and children under 18 are free. Free parking and bus shuttles are available. For additional information visit our official website at www.newyorkfarmshow.com. New York Farm Show is co-sponsored by the Northeast Equipment Dealers Association and American Agriculturist Magazine.
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