In less than a week, the world’s agricultural community will gather in Tulare, Calif., for the 42nd annual World Ag Expo.
To save time and money at the gate, attendees can register online at worldagexpo.com (discount prices are offered through Monday, Feb. 9). All attendees and exhibitors must register online or at the gate to enter World Ag Expo.
An estimated 100,000 people from 67 countries are expected to attend World Ag Expo, the largest annual agricultural show of its kind with more than 1,600 exhibitors and 2.6 million square feet of show grounds.
To alleviate traffic congestion, attendees and exhibitors can use the free Park & Ride with shuttle service to World Ag Expo. Shuttles operate from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from:
– Preferred Outlets at Tulare, Prosperity and Highway 99
– Tulare Airport, Avenue 200 and Highway 99
– Tulare County Fairgrounds, 851 S. O Street
– Mid-Valley Cotton Gin, 21978 Road 36, Tulare
– First Assembly of God Church, 3737 S. Akers St., Visalia
Attendees can purchase tickets for their chance to win the $30,000 grand prize Toyota Tundra at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Toyota exhibit area. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $5 each at worldagexpo.com or from FFA students at World Ag Expo. Funds raised will benefit FFA chapters in the Central and San Joaquin Regions. No purchase necessary to enter the giveaway.
Attendees will also be able to participate in free seminars this year with each day carrying a different seminar emphasis. International trade seminars will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 10, general agricultural seminars will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 11, and irrigation seminars will take place on Thursday, Feb. 12. Seminar schedules are listed at worldagexpo.com.
World Ag Expo hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 10 and 11, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Feb. 12.
Tickets are $10 online before Feb. 9, or $12 at the gate. Three-day badges are $27 online before Feb. 9, or $30 at the gate.