Farm Talk

September 5, 2013

2013 Ozark Fall Farmfest


Parsons, Kansas — It’s time for the annual gathering of agriculture at the Ozark Fall Farmfest.

The 34th Annual Farmfest will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 4, 5 and 6 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield, Missouri. Show hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

“With its 34 year history, the Ozark Fall Farmfest has evolved into one of the premier agriculture trade shows in the midwest,” Lance Markley, Farm Talk Newspaper advertising manager said.

“People from the four states, and beyond, truly look forward to traveling to Springfield and viewing the show,” he continued.

With over 750 agricultural exhibits, the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds will be filled with animal health products, tractors, trailers, cattle chutes, gates and panels, livestock waterers, feed, fencing, tools, trucks, forage equipment, ag services and more.

Farmfest will also feature rural living displays, where a host of products designed to enhance the rural lifestyle will be on display.

For those interested in checking out the latest in the livestock industry, the on-site livestock exhibits present a unique opportunity for stockmen and women to take a look at the different kinds of breeding stock available, and learn more about the animals from the breeders, themselves.

Beef cattle breeds at Farmfest include Angus, Belgian Blue, Brahmousin, Brangus, Braunvieh, Beefalo, Beefmaster, Charolais, Fleckvieh, Gelbvieh, Hereford, Irish Dexter, Limousin, Longhorn, Maine-Anjou, Red Angus, Romagnola, Salers, Shorthorn, Sim-Angus, Simmental and White Park.

But it isn’t just cattle in the barns at Farmfest, equine enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to view a number of horses on display.

Other livestock at Farmfest will include: boer goats, dairy goats, Katahdin hair sheep, Red Wattle pigs, miniature donkeys, alpacas, rabbits and more.

For visitors looking for entertainment during Farmfest, well-known stock dog trainer, Danny Shilling, from Bois D’Arc, Mo., will present daily stock dog demonstrations and clinics each day.

Farmfest attendees will also be able to take a step back in time to see how things were done in the “good ole days,” by visiting  antique equipment displays brought by the Ozarks Steam Engine Association and the Southwest Missouri Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association.

As always, parking and admission are free.

“If you have seen this show before, welcome back. If you are a new attendee plan to come for one day or more. There really is a lot to see,” Markley said.

The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds are easily accessed on the north side of Springfield, Mo., just off Interstate 44 and Mo., Hwy 13.

The Ozark Fall Farmfest is sponsored by Farm Talk Newspaper and the Ozark Empire Fair.

For more information, contact Farm Talk at (620) 421-9450 or the Ozark Empire Fair at (417) 833-2660. £