Colorado Farm Show Proudly Announces The Dates of The 51st Annual 2015 Show

The 2015 Colorado Farm Show is January 27th - 29th and will be located at the Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, CO.

It is fitting that one of the largest — and oldest — farm shows in the nation takes place in Weld County, the fourth largest agriculture producing county in the United States. The annual three-day event located at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, CO features almost 300 ag-related exhibits and draws more than 30,000 visitors from throughout the region interested in learning more about ag products, services, and machinery.

The mission of the Colorado Farm Show, Inc. is to promote and support agriculture throughout the State of Colorado through educational seminars, exhibits, trade show, exchange programs, scholarships and any other method available to assist in obtaining this goal.

The History of the Colorado Farm Show is a history of volunteers striving for agriculture excellence. The past five decades is a history rich in volunteers coming together to provide a series of educational programs and exhibits of interest to the agriculture community. It is a story of how a community event has grown to become one of national repute, one that many exhibitors have on their “must attend” lists.

The event – which continues to burst at the seams – features educational programs by speakers of regional and national stature. And exhibitors, including those from states from coast to coast and Canada fill all available exhibition space with state-of-the-art machinery, products, and services.

Waiting lists for exhibit space have existed year after year. And year after year, Colorado Farm Show volunteers have managed to find ways to expand the facilities at Greeley’s Island Grove Regional Park, including using a large heated tent for several years.

In the summer of 2001 a new Community Building was built by private donors under the leadership of the Colorado Farm Show in partnership with Weld County. The new multi-use facility increased exhibit space for the show by more than 50%. Even so, all available space was completely sold out to 325 exhibitors for the January 2002 show. A new record for attendance was also set that year, with more than 33,000 visitors over the three-day period.

The Colorado Farm Show would not be possible without the thousands of hours of work contributed by about 100 volunteers annually. “We’ve never had to go looking for volunteers,” says Jim Schneider, the 1993-94 general manager. “They come looking for us.” 85 full-time volunteers and about 20 part-time volunteers donate more than 8,200 hours. Schneider estimates that 70 percent of the volunteers are involved in agriculture on a daily basis. Others, be they bankers, lawyers, or retailers, often have roots that go back to the farm.

If past history is any indication, it’s a safe bet that the Colorado Farm Show will continue in the tradition of agriculture excellence that has marked the past decades.

For more on the Colorado Farm Show visit:

Contact Info:
Name: Cathy Mondt
Phone: (970) 356-9426
Organization: Colorado Farm Show

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