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Farm equipment featured at 2009 Virginia Ag Expo

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The 2009 Virginia Ag Expo showcased new farm equipment.
The 2009 Virginia Ag Expo showcased new farm equipment.

In what is being hailed as a successful festival, the 2009 Virginia Ag Expo played host to around 1,300 visitors in August.

According to The Southeast Farm Press, more than 115 exhibitors attended the show, which featured farm equipment and other advances in farming technology. The event was held at the John N. Mills and Sons Farm.

The expo represents a partnership between the Virginia Grain Producers Association (VGPA), the Virginia Soybean Association and the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Molly Pugh, executive director for the VGPA, said the expo is a time to celebrate innovations in American farm production.

"It is important to showcase and support the power of agriculture and its crucial role in our lives," Pugh said in the Southeast Farm Press. "Virginia agriculture is meeting more needs than ever using the most efficient practices."

The Ag Expo showcased a number of agricultural products, including corn, soy, wheat and cattle. Next year's expo will be held on August 5 at the Windsor Farm, which is located in the state's Westmoreland County.

Recently, another farm show in Ohio featured farm equipment rebuilt by the Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power. The antique machines, which made a 15-mile haul, were part of the 157th Sandusky County Fair.

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