The World Ag Expo is held in Tulare, California.
A dairy panel discusses the future of milk quality in the global marketplace as consumers, customers and government regulators focus on all levels of the supply chain. From left: Land O’Lakes’ Jim Sleeper; the U.S. Dairy Export Council’s Shawna Morris, Veterinarian Nicole Ekblom; and California dairy producer Chris Jongsma.
Hoof Trimming Display
This hoof-trimming display is one of hundreds in and around the Farm Credit Dairy Center, an 80,000-square-foot pavilion featuring the latest in dairy equipment, technology and services. Tulare, site of World Ag Expo, sits in the nation’s No. 1 milkshed.
Megan deRose, product manager with T-HEXX Animal Health, displays the Top 10 New Product ribbon her company won this year for its Dragonhyde, a biodegradable hoof bath for dairy cows.
Jim Mann demonstrates how the Ag Flag saves water and cuts irrigation costs. The Ag Flag was named one of World Ag Expo’s Top 10 New Products for 2011.
Sunny skies at this week’s World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., reflect the growing optimism among farmers and other agricultural interests for 2011.
World Ag Expo visitor and FFA student Vanessa Gutierrez, of Strathmore, Calif., hopes to pursue a career in agriculture.
Major animal health and dairy equipment companies, like DeLaval, exhibit their products and services. Nearly 1,600 exhibitors are at World Ag Expo this week.
With 2.6 million square feet of show grounds, World Ag Expo attracts 100,000 attendees during its three days.
Seminars covering international trade, general agriculture, beef, dairy, irrigation, hay and forage, safety and advocacy draw hundreds over the three days of World Ag Expo.
Inflatable Dairy Cow
A larger-than-life inflatable dairy cow welcomes visitors at World Ag Expo. Now in its 44th year, the expo is the world’s largest annual agriculture show.
Neil Galone, vice president of sales and marketing for California’s Booth Ranches, describes how the citrus growing and packing company entered the export market, which now accounts for 30-40% of its customer base.
A CASE combine catches the fancy of this World Ag Expo attendee this week.