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Colorado Farm Show Next Week – Harvesting Success

The History of the 48th Annual Colorado Farm Show is a history of volunteers striving for agriculture excellence. It is also ironic that the Nations’ 4th largest Ag show takes place in Weld County, the fourth largest agriculture producing county in the United States. The 3 day event features almost 350 exhibits and draws over 30,000 visitors from all over.

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It all began in 1964 as a result of a coffee klatch. It was then that a group of Colorado State University Extension Agents, coffee cups in hand, were asked, “Why don’t we have an agriculture trade show in Greeley?” They discussed the demise of the Farmers Institute in 1958, which used to be the “biggie” in farm programs. They also talked about changes necessary to rebuild the program.

The Extension Service said it would organize, plan, and conduct the show if the ag industry would financially support the show. The Chamber of Commerce also was asked to assist. After a year of planning and organizing, the first show — then called the Colorado Agricultural Chemical Exposition — was held on February 16-17, 1965 at the Greeley Community Building. It drew 30 exhibitors.

Two years later, in 1967, the show was renamed the Colorado Farm Show. And in 1968 the show became the organized entity it is today.

The 48th Annual Colorado Farm Show is Tuesday & Wednesday from 9am to 5pm and Thursday from 9am to 4pm.  The event takes place at Island Grove Regional Park. {425 N. 15th Ave}

Admission to the Farm Show is free but there is a $5 fee for parking.

On Air Talent Schdule

  • Tuesday – Charley Barnes 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / D Dennison 4-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday – Brian Gary 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / Todd Harding 1-3 p.m.
  • Thursday – Dave Jensen 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Click here for the complete schedule

Click here for Exhibitor listing

Click here for Maps and Directions

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