For companies offering products and services in the agricultural industry, exhibiting at trade shows offers the opportunity to connect with busy industry participants. Given the unique challenges they face as they grow the nation’s food supply, attendees are seeking new, innovative approaches that can help them produce success. Also, since farming equipment is often large, outdoor agricultural exhibitions are a great opportunity for attendees to get close to and compare actual products.
Here are eight of the largest agricultural trade shows you will want to consider as you plan for 2020.
National Western Rodeo and Stock Show
January 11-26, 2020
While the name may make it sound more like a sporting event, the National Western Rodeo and Stock Show is one of the largest trade shows in the industry. Held in Denver, Colorado and welcoming around 700,000 attendees every year, exhibitors sell and share information on agricultural equipment and products in addition to home décor, jewelry, and clothing. To connect with new and existing customers, be sure to register and mark your calendar to exhibit.
Fort Wayne Farm Show
January 14-16, 2020
Known as one of the most respected farm shows in the U.S., the 31st annual Fort Wayne Farm Show welcomes industry professionals to join them in Fort Wayne, Indiana in January 2020. Featuring 1,100 booths and numerous agricultural leaders from across the country, this three-day trade show provides the chance to learn about the latest industry trends, including daily educational workshops and demonstration of new farming equipment.
World AG Expo
February 11-13, 2020
Welcoming more than 100,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors annually, World AG Expo features the newest farm equipment to hit the market. Held at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, California, this trade show introduces new communications technology and farming methodology to the industry. During this three-day trade show, attendees have the ability to attend free seminars on a wide variety of topics, in addition to meeting and networking with exhibitors on the showroom floor.
National Farm Machinery Show
February 12-15, 2020
The National Farm and Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, highlights cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment, and service in the farming industry. Some 900 exhibitors of products aimed at the business of farming engage with 300,000 attendees who are looking to improve results in this challenging industry.
Ag Progress Days
August 13-15, 2020
Ag Progress Days is Pennsylvania’s largest agricultural expo and is sponsored by Pennsylvania State University’s Research Farms. It is held in Rock Springs and brings in around 50,000 attendees. The event includes educational programs, research exhibits, and exhibitors.
Farm Science Review
September 22-24, 2020
Welcoming 130,000 people to London, Ohio, the Farm Science Review is hosted by Ohio State University and focuses on assisting farmers, and other agricultural experts, with farming challenges using the latest technology and techniques.
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition
October 20-22, 2020
Moultrie, Georgia is the scene of the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo. From experts and field demonstrations to seminars and stock dog trial runs, this expo is known as “North America’s Premier Farm Show®.” Annually crowning the “Farmer of the Year,” this event provides an opportunity for attendees to connect with each other and also welcomes more than 1,200 exhibitors to showcase the latest in farming technology.
National FFA Convention
October 28-31, 2020
The National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention brings students and farming professionals together to learn about new opportunities evolving in the agricultural industry. With many of the 70,000 attendees identified as students, exhibitors use this convention to make connections with the next generation of agricultural leaders through keynote speakers, workshops and more. In 2020, the event will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Creating an outstanding trade show booth that highlights the benefits of farm products is not always easy, especially for those who have never done it before. For your next agricultural event, we are here to assist you with the perfect booth environment. Contact us today to learn more.