World Ag Expo Turns 50 in 2017!
World Ag Expo is the world's largest annual agricultural exposition. More than 1,400 exhibitors display the latest in farm equipment, communications and technology on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. Free seminars focus on a variety of topics important to dairy producers, farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals.
World Ag Expo began in 1968, and was held at the Tulare County Fairgrounds in Tulare, California. The first show attracted 157 exhibitors and 28,000 attendees. By the second year, the show doubled in both attendees and exhibitors, and continued the rapid growth throughout future shows.
The 15th California Farm Equipment Show and International Exposition opened its doors on the new show grounds on February 9, 1982. This new location provided Tulare with the first facility in the western United States ever constructed to house an agricultural trade show. Throughout the years, exhibitors have found World Ag Expo to be a sound investment in future business at a show devoted to the task of bringing buyers and sellers together.
The International Agri-Center is continually investing in, and enhancing the show grounds to improve World Ag Expo for both attendees and exhibitors.
About The International Agri-Center:
The International Agri-Center is a non-profit corporation formed in 1976 to produce World Ag Expo and to promote California’s agriculture industry.
The International Agri-Center is led by an all-volunteer board of directors; has a full-time staff and more than 1,200 volunteers who dedicate their time to World Ag Expo, the California Antique Farm Equipment Show and other International Agri-Center programs.