In just a little more than three months, Feb. 12-14, the 41st annual World Ag Expo will be held in Tulare, Calif., at the International Agri-Center.

With more than 1,700 exhibitors and 100,000 attendees from 67 countries all on 2.6 million square feet of showgrounds; World Ag Expo is the largest ag expo of its kind worldwide. In 2008, the show will expand again with the addition of the Dairy Technology Center (DTC) and surrounding outdoor dairy exhibit space.

The Dairy Technology Center, sponsored by Bella Health Systems, will increase the already 500 dairy exhibits to more than 600. Showcased in the DTC will be the Top Five New Dairy Products at World Ag Expo, selected by a panel of industry experts.

The 2008 Expo will also introduce attendee electronic registration. Due to exhibitor requests, Expo leadership will work with a leading electronic registration company to register show attendees before they enter the grounds. Attendees will provide general demographic and production information and receive a printed badge for Expo entrance. The registration system will also enter attendees into a drawing for a 2008 Dodge truck and will act as admission to the West Coast Nationals Power Pulling Series in the evening.

To get a jump-start on business and browsing, the Expo will open at 8 a.m. in 2008.

From the showcased products in the New Product Center to informative seminars, Ride and Drive demonstration areas, off-site farm tours, special Expo events and new product roll-outs; World Ag Expo is a three-day event packed with the tools and information farmers need to improve their operations.