Exhibitor space for the Spokane Ag Expo & Pacific Northwest Farm Forum, to be held Feb. 2-4 at the Spokane Convention Center, is sold out, says Myrna O'Leary, of Greater Spokane Inc., the sponsor of the event.
O'Leary says she hopes the show attracts more than the annual average of 5,000 people.
"We have a full house," O'Leary says, referring to the roughly 230 exhibitors and dozens of seminars scheduled for Ag Expo.
The event will feature the latest innovations in agriculture, but it won't be just for big-time farmers and ranchers, O'Leary says, adding, "We've been marketing to reach a growing number of small-acreage farming and ranching operations in the Inland Northwest."
The Ag Expo will be held in the Group Health Exhibit Hall of the Spokane Convention Center complex, where exhibitors will range from farm-equipment manufacturers and service providers to business that cater to part-time farmers, she says.
The Farm Forum's seminars will be held in the ground-floor meeting rooms of the adjacent DoubleTree Hotel. Art Douglas, of Omaha, Neb.-based Creighton University, will present a long-range weather forecast for 2010 as the feature speaker in the opening session of the Farm Forum, O'Leary says. Other seminar topics will include cattle production, buying and selling water rights, trends in sales and leases of farmland, and markets for locally grown food.
The cost to attend all three days of the event is $10, which includes free parking at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena and shuttle service between the parking area there and the Convention Center.
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