From All Around the World

January 10, 2009 10:42 AM
In 2009, SIMA and Agritechnica, two farm shows held in Europe, will display the newest in ag equipment and technology. Exhibitors and visitors attend from around the world, as pictured from Agritechnica 2007.

The U.S. is home to several big farm shows, but there are even more tires to kick at two of the largest international farm shows. Held every other year, SIMA and Agritechnica showcase the agriculture industry and draw visitors and exhibitors to Europe from around the world.

The 2009 SIMA farm show will take place Feb. 22 to 26 in Paris. There will be more than 1,300 exhibitors at the event, which is also known as the International Agri-Business Show.

In 2007, SIMA welcomed visitors from 107 countries. Half of the exhibitors at the show are international in their scope of business.

SIMA is known for expansive displays of ag machinery and technology. Equipment on display includes tractors, trailers, harvesting, tillage, planting, fertilizing, distributing, application, crop spraying and protection, haymaking and storage.
The event includes SIMAGENA and hosts 220 beef and dairy breeders.

Making SIMA even bigger than before is the new Hall 7, which highlights sustainable agriculture. Hall 7 was constructed with ecofriendly materials. Hosted in the new hall will be more than 30 workshops during the five-day event. Topics for the seminars, which will be conducted in French and English, include alternative energy and conservation methods.

To learn more about SIMA or to obtain your admission badge, contact Rebecca Long at (704) 365-0041 or visit

Take a trip abroad. Agritechnica will take place Nov. 10 to 14, 2009, in Hanover, Germany (with preview days, Nov. 8 and 9). The show is hosted by the DLG (German Agricultural Society).

Claiming to be the world's largest agricultural machinery exhibition, the 2009 event will have more than 75 acres of show space and 2,200 exhibitors. The 2007 event attracted 340,000 visitors from 81 countries.

Equipment and technology are the focal points of the expansive exhibition halls. The show includes tillage, planting, fertilizing, harvesting and irrigation machinery; plant protection and care; tractors; transport vehicles; renewable energy resources; electronics; management information; a large supplier section; and many more agriculture industry exhibitors.

Exhibitors with outstanding new products on display are awarded gold and silver medals for recognition on the show floor.

As part of Agritechnica 2009, the World Soil and Water Show will offer information on efficient use of soil and water by highlighting innovative irrigation techniques, water conservation and water availability at various locations worldwide.

For additional information about Agritechnica and current ticket pricing for the show (including the two preview days, Nov. 8 and 9), log on to

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