A Really Big Show

It’s been said, with a great deal of truth, that the news media, are suckers for anniversaries, particularly when a round number — say 10, 20 or 50 — is involved.

But I’d be covering the International Crop Expo, held Wednesday, Feb. 16,  and Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D., even if this weren’t the event’s 10th anniversary.

The show attracted about 5.000 people last year, and at least that many are expected this year, at least if the weather cooperates.

Seminars on small grains, potatoes and soybeans/dry beans will be held.

One of the highlights is a presentation on future trends in agriculture by Lowell Catlett of New Mexico State University. He’s scheduled to speak at 1:30 p. Wednesday.

I’ll be writing about his presentation and the show itself in next week’s issue of Agweek.