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49th Annual Southern Farm Show Just Around the Corner

We’re just about two weeks away from the 49th annual Southern Farm Show in Raleigh.  David Zimmerman, president of Southern Shows, host of the Southern Farm Show says once again, the event is larger than last year:

“We have filled all the exhibit halls and Monday we will start erecting three large tents for more.”

The Southern Farm Show is great for catching up with old friends, but also the newest things available in the world of ag:

“There is a lot of new equipment that will be at the show including soil testers and tractors. There are things you would expect to see and a lot that you wouldn’t.”

And, to accommodate those new exhibitors, more space is needed at the show explains Zimmerman:

“We are adding a lot of outdoor space including the Midway filled with exhibits.”

As we’ve become accustomed to, there will be several meetings during the show at the fair grounds:

“Everyone from the Tobacco Growers Association, the Soybean Growers and the Pork Council are just a few.”

As well as Commissioner Troxler’s annual Ag Forum:

“That will be on Thursday. He started it when he first became Commissioner and it’s a sort of State of the Union for Ag in NC. Its what is happening and what farmers can expect down the road.”

Zimmerman has the pertinent details on this year’s show:

“The Farm Show runs Feb 4-6, that’s Wednesday thru Friday. The hours each day are 9 am to 4 pm. There are close to 400 different companies and manufactures there.”

And as always, parking and entrance is free.  The Southern Farm Show at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.'

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.