The 2005 World Ag Expo, scheduled for Feb. 8-10 in Tulare, Calif., will feature 1,600 exhibitors, more than 100 free seminars, the debut of the California Crop Center and a variety of special events and prominent guests.

The 38th edition of World Ag Expo, under the chairmanship of Orange Jacket volunteer, Rob Fletcher, will bring exhibitors together from around the world showing products, technology and services for farm, ranch, dairy, vineyard, construction and related businesses.

Topics of the free seminars range from crop and cotton industry forecasts to farm finances to cooking demonstrations.

New high-tech tractors can once again be test-driven at Ride and Drive at the north end of the show grounds.

“In addition to our fabulous exhibits and seminars, the show has an international reputation as the place to come to in order to see the latest products and technologies,” Fletcher explains.

Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is $7, with a 3-day pass for $18.