Nebraska Ag Expo starts Tuesday in Lincoln
The Nebraska Ag Expo, billed as the largest gathering of agriculture experts in the Midwest, will take place Tuesday-Thursday at the Lancaster Event Center.
Exhibitors at the expo come from 27 states and six Canadian provinces, and the event has attracted 170 new exhibitors just over the past two years.
Organizers held a scaled-down version of the event in February, one of the few agricultural shows held in the past year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But this year’s show is back at full strength, with nearly 800 brands and companies exhibiting their products and services. The event, which used to be called the Power Farming Show, is the second-largest indoor farm show held in the U.S.
“We felt it was important to conduct the Expo last winter to foster continuity with exhibitors and attendees of the event,” Tom Junge, director of the expo, said in a news release. “The challenge this year was trying to accommodate the exhibitors that couldn’t attend, the new companies that attended the last event, and the new exhibitors that signed on this year.”
There are a number of new exhibits this year, including a Career Exploration Event for middle and high school students.
The expo runs 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $5 at the door, but you can register for free admission at NebraskaAgExpo.com.
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