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2017 WORLD AG EXPO

By BlodgettCommunication.com Intern Siana Barrett

World Ag Expo is celebrating 50 years of being a market place and a celebration of all things agriculture. Where dealers, producers and sellers can converse, invent and innovate new ideas in agriculture.

The World Ag Expo began in 1968, and attracted 157 exhibitors and 28,000 visitors. By the second year, the show doubled in both visitors and exhibitors. Originally named “Tulare’s Field and Row Crop Equipment Show” its name was soon changed in 1969 to “California Farm Equipment Show”. In 1972, the very first foreign manufactures began displaying their products and lead to another name…

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NATIONAL FFA WEEK

By BlodgettCommunication.com Intern Alec Schoof

National FFA Week will begin this Saturday, February 18 through Saturday, February 25. This year marks the 70th year since FFA week was established in 1947 and 69 years since the very first National FFA Week was held in 1948. Annually, the week long tradition encompasses George Washington’s birthday recognizing his legacy as an agriculturalist and a farmer. The FFA emblem displays the broad scope of FFA and agriculture as it consists of five symbols that represent the history, goals, and future of the organization. The five symbols which are the ear of corn, rising sun, plow, eagle, and…

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