Mark your calendar for the 31st Ag Expo, July 20-22 at Michigan State University

posted on May 20, 2010 9:25am

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EAST LANSING, Mich.—Ag Expo, Michigan’s largest outdoor farm show, returns to the Michigan State University (MSU) campus July 20–22 for the 31st time, bringing a variety of educational and commercial activities and exhibits to the state’s agricultural community as well as to homeowners, families and anyone who wants to know more about the state’s second-largest industry.
On-site seed plots from commercial seed companies will be featured during the show. Visitors will be able to talk with seed company representatives while looking at examples of the companies’ specialty soybean and corn hybrids.
Also on the Ag Expo grounds, visitors can take part in ride-and-drive demonstrations of compact tractors, utility tractors, cattle handling and chute demonstrations, stock dog training demonstrations and grain engulfment extraction simulations. Visitors may also take in lawn tractor and antique tractor pulls and watch the state FFA tractor driving contest.
Ag Expo features commercial farm equipment from throughout the Midwest and several Canadian provinces on the 35-acre main exhibition site, as well as educational exhibits from several MSU colleges and departments.           
The MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) will once again present a tent full of “The Science of Agriculture and Natural Resources” with educational activities for residents of all ages.
The college tent will feature several educational demonstrations featuring wind energy, financial management, farm transitions and social media. The MSU Dairy Store will offer free ice cream while accepting donations to support CANR scholarships. 
“We are committed to the quality educational activities, demonstrations and informational presentations planned that we have offered in years past,” says Ruth Hohl Borger, Ag Expo director. “Regardless of whether you’re an experienced grower or would like to become one, there’s something for everyone at this year’s show.”
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 20 and 21, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  July 22. Admission to the grounds and parking at Farm Lane and Mt. Hope Road are free.
For more information about Ag Expo, call 800-366-7055 or visit
Ag Expo is sponsored by the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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