Syracuse, N.Y., February 24-26

The 2011 New York Farm Show will be held February 24-26 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The Northeast’s premier indoor farm show is packed with new and practical equipment, services and products just right for your farming operation. Over 425 exhibitors covering more than 215,000 square feet will be waiting for you. Show hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Visitors can shop, compare and buy the latest developments in the agriculture industry, as well as ask the experts about the latest practices and efficiencies.

Additional highlights include seminars on beef, forestry, natural gas industries and more; a special one-hour Financial Essentials for Farmers program; and the Hot Beef Sundae will be back at the Beef Industry exhibit. Many organizations will be offering workshops and presentations; the beef industry presentations, forestry management workshops and agricultural safety programs will be available throughout the show.

The Robert Watson Memorial Toy Auction will be held February 25 in the Empire Room of the Arts and Home Building, with over 200 farm toys going to the highest bidder. All proceeds will benefit New York Future Farmers of America.

The Old Iron Display features antique tractors as well as an antique milk bottle collection, and visitors can view and purchase toys at the toy show.

The Empire Room will once again feature a buffet lunch throughout the show for the public to enjoy.

Tickets are available free from Northeast Equipment Dealers or by writing New York Farm Show, P.O. Box 3470, Syracuse, NY 13220. Include a self-addressed, stamped legal envelope with your request by February 15.

Admission at the door is $5; children under 18 are free. Parking is free and bus shuttles are available. For additional information, visit www.newyorkfarmshow.com.