published on February 12, 2016 - 7:53 AM
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.”

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