First-time visitor to World Ag Expo, Steve Terry left the show not knowing that soon he would be the proud owner of a brand new 2008 Dodge truck. Terry’s name was drawn from thousands of entrees in the truck contest on Feb. 14 at the close of the 41st Expo.

Terry returned to Tulare today to claim his winnings from Lampe Dodge in Tulare, Calif. A first time visitor at World Ag Expo, Terry was completely shocked that he won the top giveaway at the show.

“We’ve never been to the Expo. My boss asked me if I wanted to go and I said sure. I couldn’t believe the phone message that said I won the truck. Just couldn’t believe it,” Terry said of his win.

Terry recently retired from Wonder Bread to work with a friend who needed help on his farming operation.

“I’ve never farmed in my life. I’m learning everything about almond and walnut farming from start to finish. World Ag Expo was an amazing place to visit for someone like me that’s just getting in the business,” Terry said.

It seems to be beginners luck for Terry, who has been welcomed to agriculture with a firm handshake and a brand new Dodge truck.

The 2009 World Ag Expo is Feb. 10-12, at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, Calif. For more information visit www.worldagexpo.com or call 800-999-9186.