The World Ag Expo
By Sean Doherty
I just spent a day at the Tulare Farm Show, and boy am I tired! The World Ag Expo, as it’s known, is the largest agriculture exposition in the world. With over 1,500 exhibitors and 100,000 attendees in the three days of the show, it is the best place to see the latest and greatest in our ag industry. I try to make it to Tulare at least once every two or three years to keep up on the latest developments that could benefit our farm, as well as visit with friends I only seem to see at the show.
We spent most of the day learning about the new pertinent technology being offered and got to enjoy a Tri Tip sandwich for lunch. Our tour of the show was frequently interrupted every time we happened to bump into friends made over the years. As the afternoon wore on and we had taken in what we most wanted to see, we capped it off with a cold beer with these old friends. Talking about the days passed in college, sharing photos of children, and this year some serious water talk. After a beer we said our goodbyes and gave our best wishes for the upcoming season we hit the road for the long drive home. A quick stop for some gas, and a longer stop for dinner at the Santa Fe Basque Restaurant in Fresno for dinner and home by midnight. A long day but well worth the effort.