International Crop Expo Offers Two Days of Agriculture Events and Info

International Crop Expo Potato Vendor Booth in 2012
International Crop Expo Potato Vendor Booth in 2012

Starting on the morning of February 20, 2013, the 12th annual International Crop Expo (ICE) will commence in Grand Forks, North Dakota for two days of seminars and commodity events. The expo is an opportunity for growers in the region to learn about the latest crop information and farm equipment.

According to an article from Farm and Ranch Guide, the expo will feature a variety of seminars about the most up-to-date topics of agriculture, small grains, soybeans/dry beans, and potatoes in particular. There will be three separate commodity events, including the Potato Expo, Small Grains Institute, and the Grand Forks Soybean and Bean Day. These commodity events tend to draw the biggest crowds, reported Lionel Olson, Grand Forks County Extension Service agent and one of the show managers.

Olsen said, “We are fortunate that most of our vendors are return vendors, but we do have a few new exhibitors. We are also proud of the fact that we keep this show geared toward agriculture. All of the exhibitors are agricultural related and will focus on marketing, financing, chemicals, seed and major to short-line equipment. All of their products will help our growers in some way." Olsen claims that the ICE is an event that has something to offer to everyone, even those outside the agriculture and farming industry.

Attendees at this year’s International Crop Expo will be able to attend educational seminars, hear from keynote speakers, sit-in on panel discussions, browse vendor booths, and discuss the big issues happening in agriculture.