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May 15, 2012

2012 Four State Farm Show

Farm Show Dollars to be given away at 2012 Four State Farm Show

Parsons, Kansas — The 38th Annual Four State Farm Show held near Pittsburg, Kansas is just around the corner.

That means anyone in the market for anything agricultural only has to wait a little bit longer to shop at the biggest outdoor agricultural mall in the area.

Not only will those in attendance have the opportunity to shop, this year, Farm Talk is going to give away $4,500 in Farm Show Dollars to be used with exhibitors at the show.

Farm Show Dollars, according to Ted Gum, farm show coordinator and publisher of Farm Talk, will be given away in a drawing format each day.

“We will be giving away $1,000 a day at the Farm Talk booth and $500 a day at the hay demonstrations,” he explains. “The Farm Show Dollars are good towards purchases made with any of the exhibitors at the show.”

This year’s Four State Farm Show is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 20, 21 and 22.

Show hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

According to Gum, interest has been as good as ever in the show.

“We have sold over 650 booths already and just have a few left,” he says. “Like in years past the Four State Farm Show is like the mall of agriculture and features something for everyone.”

According to him, the Farm Show offers the opportunity for agricultural businesses and agricultural producers to come together on the 25-acre show site for shopping, visiting and purchasing.

The 2012 show will once again feature over 700 exhibits displaying all the latest farm equipment, seed, feed, agri-chemicals, livestock equipment, farm buildings, grain and feed bins, tools, tires, trailers, ATVs, Utility Vehicles and so much more.

Like always, the Four State Farm Show features free parking and free admission all three days.

Gum coins the show as a ‘selling show’ and figures the less those in attendance have to pay for parking and admission, the more they will spend with the exhibitors.

Another big advantage of the Four State Farm Show is that is allows those in attendance to see all the latest equipment available from all the distributors in the area.

“You can go to a number of dealers in the area and they may not have what you are looking for on the lot,” Gum says. “At the show, however, they bring a lot more products letting you actually get a closer look at whatever it is you are interested in.”

Although titled the Four State Farm Show, Gum reminds anyone and everyone to come because it isn’t just for farmers.

“Whether you are a full-time farmer, hobby farmer or just need something for your lawn or garden there is something for you at this show,” Gum explains.

Not only will there be a wide variety of equipment and products available, most vendors come to sell and feature “Farm Show” price specials on their goods.

For those producers that are more ‘hands-on’ the Four State Farm Show will feature daily demonstrations.

Forage producers won’t want to miss the daily hay demonstrations south of the show site at 1 p.m.

“This gives producers a chance to see equipment operating under field conditions,” Gum says.

Some equipment that will be demonstrated includes, balers, rakes, mowers and bale handling and processing equipment of all shapes and sizes.

This year, however, there is a new feature at the hay demonstration according to Gum.

“We are going to give away $500 in Farm Show Dollars each day to one lucky drawing winner who is present at the hay demonstration,” he says. “They can then use that $500 towards a purchase from any of the dealers or companies participating in the demonstration.”

If it is lawn mowers instead of hay mowers that are on the want list the Four State Farm Show will once again feature the Lawn Mower Test Driving Range.

The driving range gives show attendees the chance to actually get on and mow grass with a number of different types of lawn mowers.

While at the Four State Farm Show, don’t forget to stop by the Farm Talk booth in the center of the showgrounds because they are giving more away this year then in years past.

Not only will new subscribers and those renewing subscriptions be offered a free gift they will also have the chance to enter the daily $1,000 Farm Show Dollars drawing. That’s right, Farm Talk will be giving away $1,000 in Farm Show Dollars, to be spent with one of the Four State Farm Show exhibitors, each day of the show to a lucky winner.

With all that is going to be available at this year’s Four State Farm Show it is definitely a “must attend” event so be sure and mark Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 20, 21 and 22 on those calendars.

Parking and admission are free and the show hours will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 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 1/2 mile east.

The Four State Farm Show is sponsored by Farm Talk Newspaper. For more information, call (620) 421-9450

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