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WIU's Ag Mech Club puts on the WIU Farm Expo every year; it's the largest event of its kind in the U.S. organized and conducted by college students.
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WIU Ag Mech Club's Farm Expo Opens Feb. 11

January 24, 2012

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MACOMB, IL -- The 42nd Annual Farm Expo at Western Illinois University is slated to open Saturday, Feb. 11 on WIU's Macomb campus. The largest student-run farm show in the U.S., the WIU Farm Expo is organized by the Agriculture Mechanization (Ag Mech) Club. The 2012 hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12.

The two-day event will feature emerging ag technology, tractors and machinery, livestock equipment and supplies, crop supplies, as well as information about ag sales and service, conservation methods, ag structures and much more.

Scherrie Giamanco, state executive director for the Farm Service Agency, will deliver the keynote address at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.

For the kids and crafters, a farm toy and craft show will also be held both days in the upper concourse of Western Hall. The Kiddie Tractor Pull is scheduled to start at noon, Sunday, Feb. 12.

According to the 2012 Farm Expo website, many varieties of toy tractors, cars, trucks, scale models and crafts will be on display, and vendors from around the Midwest will be present.

The Ag Mech Club's 42nd Annual Farm Expo is open free to the public, and free parking will be available in WIU's Q-Lot located on the east side of Western Hall.

For more information, contact WIU's School of Agriculture at (309) 298-1080 or the Ag Mech Club office at (309) 298-1231; e-mail; or visit

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