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July 15, 2014

Final preparations taking place for the 40th Four State Farm Show

Parsons, Kansas — The Four State Farm Show is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and preparations are well underway.

“We’ve been planning this year’s Four State Farm Show for months,” says Ted Gum, Four State Farm Show coordinator. “We not only plan the show and coordinate with exhibitors, security and public officials but we prepare the show grounds by mowing and marking the booths.”

In the two weeks before the show, a tent city begins to rise on a pasture just south of Pittsburg, Kan., to create the “Mall of Agriculture.” The show covers 25 acres with nearly 700 booths displaying the latest developments in agricultural products and services.

Exhibitors begin to move machinery and other equipment onto the show grounds the Monday before the Farm Show begins.

“The Four State Farm Show is the place to see almost anything new in agriculture,” Gum says. “Machinery, services, demonstrations — we have it all.”

Area farmers, ranchers and families won’t want to miss out on the several events offered during the Farm Show. These events include:

Water Well Drilling

Demonstrations

New to the Four State Farm Show will be the water well drilling demonstrations performed by Double J Energy of Mindenmines, Mo.

Double J Energy will be demonstrating with a Schramm T450 drill rig located east of the hay demonstration field. The demonstrations will take place at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and after the hay demonstrations each day.

Hay Demonstrations

The hay demonstrations will take place at 1 p.m. each day and will feature a variety of the latest hay equipment at work.

Visitors will have the opportunity to take shuttle wagons from the showgrounds to the hay field. The shuttle wagons will be located at the Morton building at the south end of the center aisle at 12:30 p.m. each day of the show.

Visitors also may enter to win a $500 Four State Farm Show Shopping Spree at the hay demonstrations. A drawing will take place each day, and you must be present to win. The winner will be able to use the Four State Farm Show Shopping Spree towards any purchase of equipment, parts or service with hay demonstration participants.

Lawn Mower

Test Driving Range

The lawn mower test driving range will be open all three days of the show and will give visitors the chance to try a wide range of equipment in action.

Participants must be 18 years or older and have permission from a participating Farm Show exhibitor before test driving a piece of equipment.

Four State Farm Show

Shopping Spree

At the Farm Talk booth, visitors will have the chance to win a $1,000 Four State Farm Show Shopping Spree each day.

The shopping spree may be used with purchases from any Farm Show exhibitors.

Parking and admission are free. The show hours will run from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The Four State Farm Show grounds are located south of Pittsburg, Kan., to the junction of highways 400, 69 and K-171, and then a ½ mile east.

The Four State Farm Show is sponsored by Farm Talk Newspaper. For more information, call 620-421-9450 or like the “Four State Farm Show” page on Facebook.

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