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May 22, 2013

2013 Four State Farm Show to offer new hours

Parsons, Kansas — It’s time to mark your calendar for the 2013 Four State Farm Show. This year’s show will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 19, 20 and 21 on the same 300-acre farm just south of Pittsburg, Kansas.

According to Ted Gum, Four State Farm Show coordinator and Farm Talk Newspaper publisher, there will be new show hours this year. The show will begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. on Sunday and will close at 3 p.m. all three days.

“Due to the heat we have experienced in recent years, we are starting the show earlier when it is cooler and closing earlier in the afternoon,” he explained.

Like always, the Four State Farm Show features free parking and free admission every day.

While most of the 700 booth show is already booked, “we still have a few non-electric booths available,” Gum added.

“This show is a gathering of agriculture. It’s a place where ag businesses and ag producers can come together in one place,” he says.

Like every year, the Farm Show site will be filled with exhibitors 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.

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

Farm Show Dollars, according to Gum, 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.

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.

Need a new lawn mower? Ever wonder how they ride and mow?

You’re in luck because the Four State Farm Show has a 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.

With everything the Four State Farm Show has to offer it is definitely a “must attend” event and the thousands who continue to attend each year prove that.

While at the Four State Farm Show, don’t forget to stop by the Farm Talk booth in the center of the showgrounds.

Remember, 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.

So, if Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 19, 20 and 21 aren’t marked on your calendar yet, better get out that yellow highlighter.

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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