Some events reward you handsomely for attending. The 2007 New York Farm Show at Syracuse, N.Y., is one of them. So circle Feb. 22,23 and 24, and make plans to spend at least a day digging into new technologies, money-making farm innovations and ways to save money.
The 22nd annual NYFS all comes together in five heated buildings at the New York State Fairgrounds on Syracuse's western edge. There you'll find close to 425 Hundreds of commercial agriculture exhibits of everything from lower-priced autosteering systems to hot new tractors.
You'll get a first look at a lot of new equipment that's headed to the field or the dairy barn for the first time. You'll also find a host of crop and livestock experts, ranging from commercial consultants to Cornell Extension educators on hand to field questions.
Catch the "get smart" seminars
- N.Y. Forest Owners Association will host daily information-packed sessions geared to private forest and woodlot owners.
- N.Y. Beef Producers Association also hosts a series of short need-to-know programs to help cattlemen pull more profit.
- N.Y. Center for Ag Medicine and Health and Cornell team up for safety demonstrations and features the AgrAbility program which helps disabled farmers. It's also a good place to pick up SMV signs.
Show visitors also have a chance to win valuable prizes. The NYFS grand prize is one season's use of a Miller Pro 1150 rotary rake. You can also register for drawings for a Kverneland disk mower, a pair of "deer spotters" (Nikon 10x42 field glasses), collectible toy tractors and more.
For more show details, click on www.NewYorkFarmShow.com