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The 50th Anniversary of World Ag Expo Comes to a Close

Tulare, CA –The 2017 World Ag Expo came to a close on February 16, 2017, with large crowds, cutting-edge exhibits and a little bit of rain. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the world's largest annual agricultural exposition was

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E.M. Tharp and World Ag Expo "We Believe in Growing" Scholarship Winners Announced

Tulare, CA - World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up again to provide the "We Believe in Growing" scholarship, which supports local high school students who will be attending four-year universities to major in an agricultural field.

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Media Preview Day

Monday, February 13: 8:00 am. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibitors are on the grounds setting up for the opening of World Ag Expo, and you’ll get a sneak peak of what they have planned! As registered media, you will be allowed on the grounds on Monday, February 13, to check out exhibits, schedule or collect interviews and offer the general public a coveted preview of the show! Be sure to check in to the Media Center when you arrive to get your credentials, a parking pass and a lunch voucher.

Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, February 14: 7:00 a.m. in the Conference Dining Room, Heritage Complex
Come meet and interview the winners of the Top-10 New Products Competition, sponsored by Bank of America; the World Ag Expo and EM Tharp “We Believe in Growing” scholarship recipients; and representatives from the World Ag Expo Toyota Tundra Giveaway, benefiting the Guilds of Valley Children’s Hospital. World Ag Expo’s Show Management will also be available for interviews.

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Newsmakers Event

Tuesday, February 14: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Theater, Heritage Complex
(UC ANR) will host a gathering for credentialed press on the first day of the World Ag Expo in Tulare. A slate of UC ANR scientists working on issues of critical importance to the agricultural industry will make "lightning" presentations, take part in a Q&A session and network with reporters. Time will be provided to sample gluten-free sorghum beer, enjoy light refreshments made of sorghum, and converse with the UC news sources.


World Ag Expo will host daily celebration events in honor of our 50th Anniversary! Check out the details for each event below. We hope to see you there!

Opening Ceremonies

Tuesday, February 14: 10:00 a.m. in the World Ag Expo Arena
Join us for the ceremonial opening of the 50th anniversary of World Ag Expo, complete with a live performance of the national anthem, presentation of colors and a ribbon cutting!

Bud Light After-Hours Party, Concert and Fireworks

Wednesday, February 15: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the World Ag Expo Arena
We’ve been building up to this for 50 years! Come celebrate our golden anniversary with a cold beer, a concert by Parmalee and a fireworks show!  Concert begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free with paid WAE admission.

50 Year Tractor Parade

Thursday, February 16: 10:00 a.m. on Median Street
Walk through time with us as we take a look at 50 years of innovation! This unique parade will feature tractors representing the years of the show, starting with 1968. This is a historic celebration you won’t want to miss!


Prayer Breakfast: Grace Through Adversity

Wednesday, February 15: 7:00 a.m. in the VIP Event Tent, Sponsored by Bank of America
Speaker: Geoff Tipton
Mr. Geoff Tipton worked for the original Loomix and Foster Commodities and has served on the California Cattlemen’s Allied Industry Board. Geoff is a devoted husband and father, involved with various Bible studies, men’s ministries and is a strong follower of Jesus Christ.  

For tickets, call: (559) 687-6112

California Ag Leadership Foundation Alumni Breakfast: How to Sell & Market to Millennials

Thursday, February 16: 6:30 a.m. in the Banquet Hall of Heritage Complex
Speaker: Curt Steinhorst
In this solutions-packed presentation, Curt Steinhorst reveals new generational truths that will change how you think about selling and marketing to millennials. Filled with ready-to-use insights, this presentation delivers sales results.

For tickets, call: (559) 735-9700

World Ag Expo Toyota Tundra Giveaway Drawing

Thursday, February 16: 3:00 p.m. at the Toyota Exhibit Space (U Street)
Come watch the drawing for the winner of the 2017 Toyota Tundra. Representatives from World Ag Expo, Toyota and Valley Children’s Hospital will all be present and available for interviews and photos with the truck and winner (if present). 

Last Updated Friday, April 28, 2017 - 01:31 AM.