The Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show returns to the Amarillo Civic Center as an in-person event from Tuesday through Thursday.
This popular agriculture trade show took a year off in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but will bring more than 400 exhibitors back to the Amarillo Civic Center when it returns this week.
The Amarillo Farm & Ranch show provides farmers and ranchers a place to network, learn and grow. Organizers strive to bring together the best in agribusiness from across the Texas Panhandle, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Companies are exhibiting a variety of products and services at the show this year including large harvesting and planting equipment for crops such as cotton, corn, wheat and hay, seed varieties, livestock equipment, tools, and insurance and banking services. Attendees can visit with dealers and see brands such as John Deere, BASF, Case IH, Massey Ferguson and Can-Am.
Admission and parking are free. A full list of exhibitors and a floor plan can be found at www.ideaggroup.com/amarillo/search-for-exhibitors
Programming at this year’s event includes the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension CEU Workshop on Tuesday. This session will earn attendees five continuing education credits: three credits for general, one credit for Laws and Regulations and one credit for Drift.
The Texas Wheat Symposium returns on Wednesday, presented by the Texas Wheat Growers Association, with updates from USDA’s Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service, a market outlook and farm policy discussion.
Also on Wednesday, the Ag Appreciation Luncheon, hosted jointly with the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Ag Council, returns with serving lines open at 11:45 a.m. The keynote address for this free lunch event will be presented by David Wasserman, senior editor, U.S. House of Representatives for The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter.
Back for its third year following a year of virtual education in 2020 is COTTON U, a High Plains Journal and Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show partnership event. Cotton growers will be able to network with other producers and industry leaders about increasing profitability on their farm or ranch. This education session is set for Thursday starting at 8 a.m. and concluding at 11:45 a.m.
Featured speakers for this year’s COTTON U event include David Kerns from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Tas Smith from the National Cotton Council of America. In addition to the speakers, attendees can hear from and ask questions of the cotton producer panel.
Cotton U is a free event, however pre-registration is encouraged. Certified Crop Adviser CEU’s will be available at this event. To learn more about the speakers, schedule and to pre-register, visit the COTTON U page at www.ideaggroup.com/amarillo/cotton-u
This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show returns featuring more than 400 exhibits