Ag Expo will celebrate its 25th Anniversary from 1-8 p.m. Jan. 21 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Black River Coliseum. Agriculture booths are now available to rent. This is one of the largest ag trade shows in the region, which is sponsored by Butler County University of Missouri Extension Council and the Ag Club of Three Rivers Community College.
There will be 118 booths available to visit and learn first-hand about agriculture and natural resources and their importance to the area’s economy. The expo will also feature outdoor exhibits. Twelve thousand people attended last year’s two-day event.
Admission is free and the two days are packed with activities for the whole family. Entertainment and events include gospel, jazz and contemporary music; agriculture seminars; beauty pageants; and toy tractor pedal pull contests for youth ages 4 to 9. There will be tractor driving contests for Future Farmers of America members; a petting farm; an old time auction; a milking contest; an ag photography contest; duck calling contest for adults and youth; and baking contest. This year the pesticide applicator training for private re-certification will be held at the opening of the second day.
For more information, to purchase booth space, or to register for the beauty contest, contact the Extension Center at 573-686-8064, or visit: www.extension.missouri.edu/butler.