The 2021 World Ag Expo has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The cancellation of World Ag Expo comes as another negative effect of COVID-19 for the International Agri-Center, exhibitors, non-profit food vendors, attendees, area hotels, restaurants, and other associated businesses. The International Agri-Center is home to World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. An estimated annual average of 100,000 individuals from 65 countries attend World Ag Expo each year.
“It has become evident that given health and safety restrictions from the State of California, holding a live, international event is not responsible in February,” according to Jerry Sinift, International Agri-Center CEO.
Organizers say the decision follows months of research and evaluation of future trends and known constraints. The decision was finalized earlier than the initial November deadline to provide exhibitors, attendees and local businesses time to adjust their farm show plans.
The 2022 World Ag Expo is scheduled for February 8-10.