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WIU 50th Annual Farm Expo Kicks Off This Weekend

February 5, 2020

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MACOMB, IL – This weekend, Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 8-9, will mark the 50th annual Farm Expo hosted by Western Illinois University's Agriculture Mechanization (Ag Mech) Club, as well as the 100th anniversary of the School of Agriculture.

Admission to the expo is open free to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free parking for the event is located in Q-lot, adjacent to Western Hall.

"We hope to see many of our alumni come through the show to see some new additions to the show, as well as stay to attend our celebration dinner on Saturday evening. It will be a great weekend to celebrate the long standing success of the WIU School of Agriculture," said Ag Mech Club Advisor Jana Knupp.

There will be a "Kid's Corner," which will have bouncy houses, face painting, balloon artists and caricatures, all which are also free. This year's expo will have a new addition called "Grain to Glass" featuring samples of products from local breweries and vineyards. Guests may purchase sampling tickets or a full glass of their favorite beverage at the show.

The School of Agriculture's 100-year anniversary dinner will be held Saturday, Feb. 8. There will be a cocktail hour at 5 p.m. and dinner will be at 6 p.m. The anniversary dinner will be held in the WIU University Union's Heritage Room.
Free will donations will be accepted at the event.

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Office of University Communications & Marketing