It's Show Time!

Take a peek at what will be waiting for you at the New York Farm Show on Feb. 23, 24, and 25.

Published on: Jan 23, 2012

The 27th annual New York Farm Show, set for Feb. 23-25, is the Northeast's premier indoor farm show. "It offers many new and exciting highlights for everyone," says Scott Grigor, New York Show manager. "You can shop, compare and buy the latest practices and efficiencies for 2012."

Five buildings at the NYS Fairgrounds on the west edge of Syracuse will be packed with new and practical equipment, services and products just right for your farming operation. Close to 425 exhibits covering more than 215,000 sq. ft. will be waiting for you, notes Grigor. Show hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Show highlights

A PILE PACKER: Spanjer Machines Impact Silage Packer puts 50 pounds per square inch under each roller for faster, better silage packing in 6- to 16-foot widths. Check it out at booth HT-E4.
A PILE PACKER: Spanjer Machine's Impact Silage Packer puts 50 pounds per square inch under each roller for faster, better silage packing in 6- to 16-foot widths. Check it out at booth HT-E4.

The biggest draw will be a host of new products. You'll find some of them in the "New York Farm Show Eye-catchers Await" feature on this website. Some of them include: Oxbo's self-propelled hay merger, Lely's updated robotic milking system and feed pusher, as well as DeLaval's updated volunteer milking system.

Many organizations are dedicating a lot of time and effort to provide high-quality educational programs for the show visitors," says Grigor. Mini-workshops on forestry, wildlife management, precision farming technology, natural gas landowner issues (in the Arts & Home Center), and beef production (in the beef industry area of the Dairy Building) are scheduled. (Catch the details in related items also on this site.)

Speaking of the beef industry area, those delicious hot beef sundaes will once again be ready to serve at 11 a.m. daily.

Like old iron? Then check out the antique tractors and equipment at CP 200 in the Center for Progress' wing.

The Robert Watson Memorial Toy Auction kicks off at 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24 in the Empire Room of the Arts & Home Center. And you're cordially invited. Nearly 200 farm toys will be sold to the highest bidder. All proceeds benefit New York's Future Farmers of America.

Browse and purchase from hundreds of farm toys and parts at the toy show in the Arts & Home Center.

For a sit-down buffet lunch, visit the Arts & Home Center's Empire Room.

Tickets are available free from Northeast Equipment Dealers or by writing to New York Farm Show, P.O. Box 3470, Syracuse, NY 13220. Included a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request by February 15.

Admission is $ 5 at the door; children under 18 are free. Free parking and bus shuttles are available.

New York Farm Show is co-sponsored by the Northeast Equipment Dealers Association and American Agriculturist Magazine.