Young people are the future of the agricultural industry, and New York Farm Show supports them in their efforts of promotion and fundraising," says Scott Grigor, show manager. "4-H, FFA and Morrisville State College's Agricultural Engineering Club play a major role in the success of our show," he adds.
The 29th annual New York Farm Show is set for February 20-22 at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. "Members of the Oneida County 4-H Teen Council will greet you as you enter the show, collect your tickets and offer you a show program," says Grigor. "These outstanding young adults have been involved for many years and are true professionals.
The Oneida 4-H youths will also be greeting you with big smiles at American Agriculturist's exhibit inside the front door of the Horticulture Building. They'll also ask you to fill out the Farmer Opinion Poll and register for prizes, including a $350 gift card from Tractor Supply.
The 4-Hers also will be selling hitch pins at the ticket entrances as a fundraiser. The pins are $5 each, or 5 pins for $20.
State FFA officers and FFA Alumni conduct the Friday night toy auction. The auction is organized by the FFA Alumni. "The auction has raised thousands of dollars for New York FFA over the years." adds 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.
Morrisville State College's Agricultural Engineering Club assists with equipment cleaning show set up. "These individuals work very hard and provide an excellent service to New York Farm Show," he adds. "They make everything shine.
"As we look back at the past 28 years, all of the youth organizations have very positively impacted the success of this show. They bring an added energy and excitement. I'm truly grateful for their participation," concludes the show manager.