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Heartland Agriculture Expo


Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, noon to Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 3 p.m.


Ag Expo 2018 is one of the largest farm trade shows in the region! It is scheduled for January 19 and 20 at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. This event is sponsored by Butler County University of Missouri Extension Council and the Ag Club of Three Rivers College. There will be 118 booths available to visit and learn first-hand about agriculture and its importance to the economy. The expo will also feature outdoor exhibits. Admission is $1 for adults; there will be free admission for college students and youth. The Expo will open Friday, January 19 at 12 p.m. with the expo going on until 8 p.m. It continues Saturday, January 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The two days are packed with activities for the whole family. Entertainment and events include blues, jazz, and contemporary music; line dancing and clogging; agriculture seminars; and beauty pageants. There will be two different tractor contests: the toy tractor pedal pull contest for youth ages 4 to 9 and the FFA tractor driving contest sponsored by local tractor dealers. The expo will also feature a petting farm; an old time auction; a milking contest; an ag photography contest; and baking contest. Pesticide Applicator Training will be held at the Expo on Friday afternoon starting at 2:00 p.m. Saturday will bring fun for the kids with the Kids Gardening Adventure by the Master Gardeners on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon and the Youth Farm Safety educational program sponsored by 4-H held on Saturday afternoon from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m.


For information call the Butler County Extension Center at 573-686-8064.




Sarah Denkler,
Southeast Regional Office, MU Extension
phone: 573-379-5431

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