Topeka Farm Show With 580 WIBW As Sponsor Set For 26th Edition Next Week

The 2015 Topeka Farm Show will celebrate its 26th anniversary, January 6-7-8, at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, announced Steve Guenther from Tradexpos, event coordinator,  Austin, Minnesota.

“Our first show was in 1989, and we’ve grown to the use of six buildings, more than 300 exhibiting companies, 550 booths and added attractions that include a purebred cattle expo, daily horsemanship clinics, and leadership seminars produced daily by the Shawnee County Extension Service, and K-State University,” Guenther said.

“Free parking, free admission, free health care programs and events for the entire family make this show one of a kind attracting more than 30,000 attendees each year,” he continued.

A primary focus of the Topeka Farm Show has been to bring attendees that have a full-time stake in agriculture to meet and visit with exhibiting companies. This has been accomplished in a high degree as each year booth space is sold out with numerous companies on the waiting list, according to the show official.

Again, 580 WIBW will be a major sponsor of the Topeka Farm Show, as it has since the first year. Farm programming directors Kelly Lenz and Greg Akagi will be “live” each day at the show. “Attendees can get the latest information daily on the show by dialing to 580 on their radios,” Lenz pointed out.

Annual convention of the Kansas Soybean Commission is again scheduled in conjunction with the show on Wednesday, Jan. 7.

“The Topeka Farm Show continues each year to recognize the needs of the exhibitors and attendees and expands its format to include those needs. Save the dates for the next year’s show January 5, 6, 7, 2016,” Guenther encouraged.

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