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published on February 12, 2018 - 11:59 AM
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The 51st World Ag Expo, the world’s largest agricultural trade show, begins its three-day run Tuesday at the International Agri-Center in Tulare,.

Here are some highlights of the Ag Show:


– 7:30 a.m. Top 10 new products awards ceremony at the Heritage Complex Conference and Dining Room. E.M. Tharp scholarships also will be awarded.

– 9 a.m. Gates open.

– 9:15 a.m. World Ag Expo Opening Ceremonies, World Ag Expo Arena. – 9:30 a.m. Ag Technology: What’s Hot, What’s not and Why seminar, Trailer 3.

– 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tours of Elkhorn and Milky Way dairies north of Visalia.

– 10:30 a.m. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will host a “town hall meeting” in the Heritage Complex Banquet Hall.

– 10:45 a.m. CV Salts: Long Term Fix To Nitrates In Groundwater Advancing To Adoption, Trailer 3.
– Noon. Profiting from Methane Capture seminar, Trailer 2.

– 2:45 p.m. Empowering Women in Ag to Transform through Gratitude: You Feed the World, Now Feed the Soul seminar, Trailer 3.

– 3 p.m. Changing Financial World seminar, Trailer 1.

– 4 p.m. Capitol Ministries Dinner, VIP Event Tent. Musical performance by Lincoln Brewster.

– 5 p.m. Gates close.



– 7 a.m. Prayer breakfast, VIP Event Tent.

– 9 a.m. Gates open.

– 9:30 a.m. Federal Legislation Review: Insight on Water, Pesticides and GMO Labeling seminar, Trailer 3.

– 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours of Central California Almond Growers Association and Yribarren Family Vineyards. A separate tours are set for the University of California Lindcove Research and Extension Center, McKellar Family Farms and Monrovia Nursery.

– 1 p.m. Selfies, Social Consciousness & Inclusion. What Matters to Millennials, How to Motivate Them and How They Can Master the Workplace seminar, Trailer 3.

– 2 p.m. Manufacturing the Future: The Next Era of Global Growth and Innovation seminar, Trailer 2.

– 3 p.m. Italian Advanced Agricultural Technology: Innovative Solutions for High-Quality Products seminar, Trailer 1.

– 4 p.m. 2018 Farm Bill seminar, Trailer 3.

– 4:30 p.m. Bud Light After-Hours Party, World Ag Expo Arena. Free concert featuring Craig Campbell begins at 5:30 p.m. Event open to attendees and vendors.

– 5 p.m. Gates close.



– 6:30 a.m. Ag Leadership Foundation Alumni Breakfast, VIP Event Tent.

– 9 a.m. Gates open.

– 9:30 a.m. The Future of American Energy: Workforce Opportunities in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry seminar, Trailer 3.

– 10 a.m. Ag Tech Disruptive Technologies Saving Costs seminar, Trailer 1.

– 10:15 to 2:45 a.m. Tours or Wonderful Citrus’ Wonderful Halos packinghouse in Delano and the J.D. Heiskell & Co. feed mill in Pixley.

– Noon, Agroterrorism: Principles of Food Security Planning and Management seminar, Trailer 3.

– 1 p.m. How Are Farmers Adopting Technology Today For Future Profitability Growth seminar, Trailer 1.

– 3 p.m. Cannabis: From Black Market to Mainstream seminar. Trailer 3.

– 4 p.m. Gates close.


See live webcam feeds from the Expo and get more information on scheduled events at www.worldagexpo.com.

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