Farm Talk

July 24, 2013

39th Annual Four State Farm Show is in the books

Danielle Beard
CNHI

Parsons, Kansas — After months of preparation and hard work, the 39th Annual Four State Farm Show successfully welcomed thousands of visitors to explore and shop the grounds in Pittsburg, Kansas, July 19-21.

Those in attendance were able to check out the latest farm machinery, visit with representatives from agriculture supply companies and even test drive lawn mowers.

Farm Talk held the annual $1,000 a day Shopping Spree Give-Away, to which all three winners were excited to receive.

This year’s winners of the $1,000 Shopping Spree were:

•Friday, July 19, DJ Bedeubeuder of Neosho Falls, Kan., chose to spend his winnings at Storrer Implement.

•Saturday, July 20, Larry McRay of Fredonia, Kan., chose to spend his winnings at Masterfoam.

• Sunday, July 21, Robert Dickens of Cherryvale, Kan., is still deciding where to spend his winnings.

Farm Talk also sponsored a Hay Demonstration Give-Away where $500 was drawn for each day at the hay demo. The winner of the Give-Away could use the money towards the purchase of parts, service or equipment with any of the exhibitors participating in the demonstration.

The $500 Hay Demonstration Give-Away winners each day were:

•Friday, July 19, Lorence Peterson of Drexel, Mo., chose to spend his winnings with Legacy Nevada.

•Saturday, July 20, JR Miller of Garnett, Kan., chose to spend his winnings with R&F.

•Sunday, July 21, Mike McCorkill of Greenfield, Mo., chose to spend his winnings with Tigerco.

The give-aways weren’t just for the adults. One $25 Kid’s Give-Away was taken home by Khyla Osborn of Pittsburg, Kan., who said she heard of the farm show from her parents and all the road signs.

Typically, the mid-summer show fights high southeast Kan., temps., but this year those in attendance were treated to lower than normal temperatures.

“We were very fortunate to have somewhat lower temps than last year on Friday and Saturday, and near jacket weather for most of the day Sunday,” said Advertising Manager, Lance Markley.

“Those factors along with approximately 700 booths of quality exhibits contributed to a nice crowd for this year’s show,” he continued.

Whatever the weather, many still took the opportunity to come out and explore the Four State Farm Show and visit with attendees and exhibitors alike.

According to Markley, “A number of exhibitors reported strong interest and brisk sales which were encouraged by a nice rain throughout the area Saturday evening.”

As one show wraps up, another is right around the corner.

The Ozark Fall Farmfest is quickly approaching. Dates for that show, which is held at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Mo., are set for Oct. 4, 5 and 6.

Next year’s Four State Farm Show will be held July 18, 19 and 20. £