Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Southeast Missouri Ag Expo

The Ag Expo will celebrate its 26th Anniversary on January 20 and 21 at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Agriculture booth spaces are now available to rent. This is one of the largest ag trade shows in the region, which is sponsored by Butler County University of Missouri Extension Council and the Ag Club of Three Rivers College.

There will be 118 booths available to visit and learn first-hand about agriculture and natural resources and their importance to the area’s economy. The expo will also feature outdoor exhibits. Twelve thousand people attended last year’s two-day event.

The event will be held Friday, January 20 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, January 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and the two days are packed with activities for the whole family. Entertainment and events include gospel, jazz, and contemporary music; agriculture seminars; beauty pageants; and toy tractor pedal pull contests for youth ages 4 to 9. There will be tractor driving contests for FFA members; petting farm; an old time auction; a milking contest; an ag photography contest; duck calling contest for adults and youth; and baking contest. This year the Pesticide Applicator Training for private re-certification will be held at the Expo on Friday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

Butler County University of Missouri Extension
222 N. Broadway Street
Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901
Email: butlerco@missouri.edu

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