Water, immigration and global competitiveness are among the most challenging topics facing agribusiness professionals.

Just as challenging are potential changes in federal farm legislation and demands on the future of animal agriculture.

A lineup of speakers will address these issues and more at World Ag Expo Feb. 8-10 at the International Agri-Center, Tulare, Calif.

For the first time, the Expo magazine and seminars will be anchored by articles focused on these specific topics:

• Animal Agriculture in 2020 – Fast forwarding the next decade of husbandry

• Water – Liquid gold, making every drop count

• Immigration Reform – The faces of ag economics

• Global Trade – Growing stability in a perishable marketplace

• Farm Bill and U.S. Agriculture Legislation – Legislating a grassroots marketplace

The articles and videotapes of seminars will be archived and available at worldagexpo.com after the Expo.

“For 44 years, World Ag Expo has been the premier destination for agriculture equipment and technology,” said Jerry Sinift, International Agri-Center chief executive officer. “The amount of information can be overwhelming. By concentrating our efforts on five core areas, we can increase awareness, help attendees plan their visit and enable them to stay abreast of trends.”

The Expo is the largest annual agricultural show of its kind with 1,600 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of show grounds.