Western Farm Show

Low-stress livestock handling demonstration part of Western Farm Show

Western Farm Show is Feb. 24-26 in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Western Farm Show returns to the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Mo., Friday through Sunday, Feb. 24-26, 2017.

The Western Farm Show will offer an expansive display of new equipment as well as a vast array of other products and services for farmers and ranchers during its 56th run, Feb. 24-25, 2017, at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Missouri.
“The Western Farm Show not only enables farmers and ranchers to learn about advanced products and technologies that can help improve their operations, but also offers a host of other attractions that their whole families can enjoy,” said Ken Dean, show manager. “We look forward to carrying on that tradition at the 2017 show.”
Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 24 and Feb. 25, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26. Adult admission is $8 and free for children 12 and under.
Highlights of the 2017 Western Farm Show include:

-The Low-Stress Livestock Handling Demonstration is at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Scott Pavilion adjacent to the American Royal Complex. The demonstrations, included in the show admission price and led by Ron Gill, Ph.D., Texas AgriLife Extension Specialist, focus on improving the well-being of beef and dairy cattle, as well as their handlers, through humane animal care.  Ranchers can learn how to incorporate the economic benefits of improved livestock handling through reduced sickness and labor, and improved weight gains.
-The Health & Safety Roundup, coordinated by the Missouri Farm Bureau. New for 2017 is free SPOTme Skin Cancer screenings provided by the American Academy of Dermatology.  Returning will be interactive and educational health and safety exhibits, including free blood pressure and hearing tests, vision screening, including glaucoma, tetanus shots and, for a nominal fee, cholesterol screening.
-FFA Day on Feb. 24, when an expected 3,000 FFA students from Missouri and Kansas will participate in the annual Food Drive “Border War” with collections to be donated to Harvesters Community Food Network serving western Missouri and eastern Kansas.
-The Family Living Center, a special area of the show offering clothing, crafts, food, health and home décor products.
The Western Farm Show is produced and managed by Western Equipment Dealers Association, a trade group representing approximately 2,400 farm, industrial and outdoor power equipment dealers in the U.S. and Canada.    
For more information, visit http://www.WesternFarmShow.com.

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