The 54th annual WPS Farm Show is set for the EAA Grounds in Oshkosh on March 25-27. The annual show attracts about 20,000 visitors to the three-day agricultural expo that features demonstrations of the latest farm technologies and equipment and boasts a wide range of agricultural services.
"We expect about 465 exhibitors demonstrating their wares in about 430,000 square feet of exhibits," said Rob Juneau who manages the show for WPS. "It's an awesome must-see display of the latest ag technologies. The goal is to have active farmers attend and see what's new in an effort to provide solutions to help them improve their overall operations, whether big or small," according to Juneau. "Admission is free," added Juneau. There is a $3 fee for parking. The WPS farm show is the largest indoor farm show held in Wisconsin.
Juneau expects to see farmers and agricultural professionals from all over Wisconsin, the UP, Minnesota, Illinois and even Canada. Some of the show features include: ventilation systems, lighting, watering equipment, milking and barn equipment, seed, feed and fertilizer, manure handling, livestock, field machinery and parts, tractors and essential farming equipment.
The first WPS Farm Show was held in 1960 along with other significant events from that year:
•Sen. John F. Kennedy announced his candidacy for president.
•The NFL expanded and allowed the new team of the Dallas Cowboys into the league.
•Elvis received an Honorable Discharge after serving in the U.S. Army.
•"Ben Hur," was the best motion picture.
•The U.S. flag received 50 stars as Hawaii becomes a state.
•Domino's Pizza was started.
"It's amazing to see how far the industry has come since we've been hosting this show, now in its 54th year," said Juneau.
WPS Agricultural Consultants will be available for consultation and will be demonstrating a state-of-the-art farm wiring system during the three day event.
For more information, access the WPS Farm Show website.