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Dairy focus of expansion at World Ag Expo

The largest agricultural exposition in the world will expand to include an additional 9,200 m2 of dairy exhibits. On Tuesday visitors can attend the free seminars on pressing issues in US agriculture.

The World Ag Expo is an annual event held in Tulare, California, USA, right in the heart of the main dairy producing region in the country.

"Producers from all over the world travel to Tulare to gather industry leading technology and information," said Jerry Sinift, general manager of the International Agri-Center, producer of World Ag Expo.

With more than 500 exhibit spaces already dedicated to dairy production, the expansion will add up to 130 new dairy exhibits. The majority of the new exhibit space will be in the Dairy Technology Center, presented by Bella Health Systems; a large indoor canvas covered structure.

The remaining space will be devoted to outdoor dairy related exhibits, Sinift noted. Total exhibit space at the Expo is more than 240,000 m2.

Attendees are encouraged to stop by the new expansion area and see the Top Five New Dairy Products showcased in the DTC, enter to win a cow from Bella Health Systems and visit with leading dairy companies and organizations.

Free seminars
International trade seminars aimed at helping farmers, ranchers and other agribusiness professionals will be featured on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The seminars are free with paid World Ag Expo admission.

The seminars take place in the Expo Seminar Center on Median Street, between P and Q Street.

International guests are also encouraged to visit the International Business Center located on the Heritage Complex's second floor.

International visitors can network with exhibitors interested in exporting and importing. Volunteer translators are available for over 35 languages and dialects (including sign language) for visitors from nearly 67 countries.

Seminar schedule is as follows:

  • 10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. – The world of biofuels
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – US free trade agreements: Does free trade equate to fair trade?
  • 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. – China's food quality: Vote of no confidence or safety on the horizon?
  • 2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. – Who is your competition: Domestically and abroad?
  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. – The California-Brazil Connection: Ethanol, biodiesel, electricity and beyond.

The 2008 World Ag Expo is held on February 12, 13 and 14, 2008 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, California, USA. More information can be found on the World Ag Expo website 

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