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Western New York Farm Show to be held Feb. 1-3

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Mon, Jan 29th 2018 02:35 pm
Bringing together the region's farming community and the services necessary for daily operations is the goal of the eighth annual Western New York Farm Show, to be held Feb. 1-3 at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. The exposition is sponsored by the Erie County Agricultural Society.
The Western New York Farm Show strives to educate farmers from around the region about the latest cutting-edge agricultural products and technology. Vendors include feed, seed, and equipment dealers, farm service providers, and non-for-profits that specialize in agriculture education, promotion and advancement. Industry professionals will lead seminars daily, covering a variety of topics.
Highlights of the 2018 show, provided at no cost to showgoers, include an opportunity to earn spray credits during pesticide recertification classes and grain bin safety and rescue simulator demonstrations. High school students will be able to show off their skills during the NAPA Auto Parts Mechanics Competition Friday, Feb. 2.
Added for 2018 is the "Real World" Mechanics Competition where participants need only be 18-21 years of age to participate on Saturday, Feb. 3. The third annual Farmer Elite Toss Hay Bale Throwing Competition will take place each day of the show at 2 p.m. inside the Agriculture Discovery Center. A "pee wee" toss featuring competitors ages 12 and under will take place daily before the adult competition. New this year is a kid's 12 and under pedal tractor race at 11 a.m. Saturday. A complete listing of events, demonstrations and seminars can be found at www.WNYFarmShow.com.
The WNY Farm Show will be held inside two heated buildings on the Fairgrounds. Show times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit www.WNYFarmShow.com, email [email protected] or call 716-649-3900, ext. 6488.
The Erie County Agricultural Society is a private, not-for-profit membership organization. Established in 1819, the society is the oldest civic organization in Western New York. The mission of the Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS), sponsors of the WNY Farm Show and Erie County Fair, is to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York state. (www.ECFair.org).

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