Wichita Farm & Ranch Show To Feature Machinery Displays And Agriculture Programs

“There’ll be the latest developments in agriculture technology for a fun day away from the farm.”

That’s the promise from Steve Guenther (shown), manager of the 2013 Wichita Farm and Ranch Show, scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 5-6-7,  at the Kansas Pavilions just north of Wichita right off Interstate 35.

“The 19th annual edition of the show, sponsored by Trade Expos, Austin, Minnesota, is to feature 265 exhibiting companies with 410 booths displaying the newest in farm and ranch equipment and technology,” according to Guenther.

“There is no admission, and parking is free for the show which features daily horse training presentations, livestock squeeze chute demonstrations, livestock handling programs, and educational seminars. We try to add some new events every year, to keep the show fresh and give producers a reason to keep coming back,” Guenther pointed out.

This year’s show is from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., Tuesday; 9 a.m., to 7 p.m., Wednesday; and 9 a.m., to 4 p.m., Thursday. “Each day we’ll have a drawing for $250 in cash, plus a 40-pen round pen with a walk through gate is to be given in a drawing concluding the show,” Guenther said.

Tuesday’s schedule: Scott Daily Horsemanship Clinics, 10 o’clock, and 4 p.m.; livestock squeeze chute demonstrations, noon and 3 p.m.; and Make N’ Take Craft Workshops,  1 o’clock, and 3 p.m. “There will be a complimentary sandwich supper at 5 o’clock, Tuesday evening, with a ‘market shoot-out’ program from 5:30 to 7:30,” Guenther noted.

Wednesday’s schedule: craft programs, 11 a.m.; 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.; horsemanship clinics, 11:30, and 6:30; and livestock squeeze chute demonstrations, 1:30, and 5 p.m.,“

Highlight of Thursday’s programs will be a presentation at 12:45, by Mike Smith senior vice president of AccuWeather Enterprises Solutions. Also scheduled on Thursday are horsemanship clinics, 10:30, and 2:30; and craft workshops, 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.

Complete details are available at www.tradexpos.com.