The 1989 first year show has grown to the use of six buildings, over three hundred exhibiting companies, five hundred fifty booths and added attractions that include a Purebred Cattle Expo, Daily Horsemanship Clinics, and leadership seminars produced daily by the Shawnee County Extension and K-State University. Free parking, free admission, free health care programs and events for the entire family make this show one of a kind attracting over thirty thousand attendees each year.
A primary focus of the Topeka Farm Show has been to bring attendees that have a full-time stake in agriculture to meet and visit with exhibiting companies. This has been accomplished in a high degree as each year booth space is sold out with numerous companies on the waiting list.
A long-term partnership with the High Plains Journal to publish the official show guide, and a direct mail campaign to their 40,000-plus readership, has led to the Topeka Farm Show being the leading show in the Midwest. 580 AM WIBW Radio and Farm Director Kelly Lenz are long time sponsors and supporters of each Topeka Farm Show and are "live" each day at the show. Attendees can get the latest information daily on the show by dialing to AM 580 on their radios.
The Topeka Farm Show continues each year to recognize the needs of the exhibitors and attendees and expands its format to include those needs. The 2015 Topeka Farm Show along with future shows will continue to offer the "appeal" that only farm shows can give.