No NY Farm Show This Year

No NY Farm Show This Year

Canceled fair represents another loss of an event at the NYS Fairgrounds By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant The largest indoor agricultural show in the Northeast, the New York Farm Show (www.newyorkfarmshow.com) has welcomed guests to the New York State Fairgrounds since 1985. Normally held toward the end of February, the show will not go on this year because of COVID-19. The show is more than a chance to peruse the wares of more than 400 exhibitors. It also includes numerous workshops, demonstrations and seminars, all part of the free admission show. Since it is held during a lull in agricultural schedules, it allows farmers the opportunity to get off the farm for a few hours, rekindle old friendships and feel the camaraderie forged by the challenges of farming. The show’s absence is not just a loss for farmers. Many agricultural enthusiasts attend to see the latest in farm technology and shop for agricultural gifts and toys. Rural landowners also attend the show to learn more about topics like forest management. Many of the vendors offer items for pet animals, tools and home décor. The lack of a Farm Show represents another loss of an event at the fairgrounds. The official calendar

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