28th Annual Farm & Ranch Expo 2019



Farm & Ranch Expo to run from Feb. 6 to 7

In its 28th year, event to see vendors from several states

Telegraph staff reports This year’s Buffalo Bill Farmand Ranch Expo is Feb. 6 and 7 at the D&NEvent Center, 501 E. Walker Road, North Platte. Admission is free. “This is a great way to hear about newand improved farming and ranching products, with ven- dors from sever- al states,” saidNorth Platte Area Chamber event coordina- tor Amy Pemberton. “We also added presentations from the UNLExtension office this year on both days.” Extension staff mem-

bers will present data from the Testing Ag Performance Solutions project in North Platte, and specialists and ed- ucators will talk about integrating crop and livestock profitabil- ity. There

“ ” “The rural lifestyle is the backbone of who we are.” —G ary P erson , N orth P latte C hamber and D evelopment C orp . president and ceo , about F arm and R anch E xpo

will not be a “bull al- ley” this year. This is the 28thyear for theexpo. “It has a very strong tra- dition and

it’s well supported by the ag community,” said Gary Person, pres- ident and CEO of North Platte Chamber and Development Corp., which organizes the event with a lot of help from volunteers. He said chamber member volunteers and staff work all year long to organize the event that draws people from a large part of the state. He said there is a wait- ing list of businesses who want to participate. “It’s a good opportu- nity to kick off spring” and for farmers and ranchers to see “the lat- est offerings and touch base with service pro- viders and have a good time,” Person said. He added that the “rural lifestyle is the backbone of who we are” and this is a good event to promote and celebrate that. The expo will start at 9 a.m. each day and last until 6 p.m. on the first day and 4 p.m. on the

Telegraph file photo Farmers and ranchers from across the state attended the Buffalo Bill Farm and Ranch Expo, Feb. 4, 2015, despite the cold weather. Vendors representing numerous sectors made presentations and an- swered questions about the latest advances of agriculture at over 130 booths. The 2019 Buffalo Bill Farm and Ranch Expo is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 6, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the D&N Event Center, 501 E. Walker Road.

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