Written by The Business Journal Staff
The 49th annual World Ag Expo was one for the record books.
Organizers of the annual agricultural extravaganza — the world’s largest gathering of farm equipment manufacturers — reported that this year’s show drew a record-breaking 106,349 attendees.
Last year’s farm show, which held the previous record, tallied 102,867 visitors.
The three-day event, which included some 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space, featured more than 1,500 exhibitors.
“There’s nothing like it in the world — Tulare nearly doubles in size during the week of World Ag Expo,” said Jerry Sinift, the International Agri-Center’s chief executive officer.
“This year was a great success for everyone involved,” Sinift added. “Our exhibitors are happy. Our attendees were awestruck. World Ag Expo maintains relevance through showcasing everything from massive tractors to smart phone applications — all to improve ag operations of our attendees and educate the society at large about agriculture.”