New York Farm Show to offer sessions on farming for the future

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The 24th annual New York Farm Show will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26-28 at the NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse.

The indoor farm show will offer new and practical equipment, services and products for farming.

More than 425 exhibitors covering more than 215,000 square feet will be available.

Two sessions

The show will offer two farming for the future sessions.

On Friday morning, an hour-long session about “Gas Leasing and Its Financial Consequences” will be held. Learn more about gas leasing and how they can impact your farm.

On Saturday morning, the session “Where Alternative Energy Fits Your Farm” will be held. This session will cover wind turbines, solar applications, biomass furnaces and energy auditing.

Highlights

Highlights include seminars on farming in the future; gas wells awareness; a guest appearance by Max Armstrong from RFD TV; the robotic milking units at the DeLaval and Lely displays and the “Hot Beef Sundae” will be back at the Beef Industry exhibit.

Many organizations will be offering workshops and presentations, including the beef industry.

Forestry management workshops and agricultural safety programs will also be available throughout the show.

Toy auction

The Robert Watson Memorial Toy Auction will be held at 5 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Empire Room of the Arts and Home Building with more than 200 farm toys to the highest bidder.

All proceeds will benefit New York FFA alumni.

The Old Iron display features antique tractors as well as the antique milk bottle collection and visitors can view and purchase toys at the toy show.

The Empire Room will hold a buffet lunch throughout the show.

Free tickets

Tickets are available free from Northeast Equipment Dealers or by writing New York Farm Show, P.O. Box 3470, Syracuse, NY 13220. Include a self-addressed, stamped legal envelop with your request by Feb. 15.

Admission at the door is $5 and children under 18 are free. Parking is free and bus shuttles are available.

For more information visit www.newyorkfarmshow.com.

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