McCook Farm & Ranch Expo Nov. 16 – 17, 2011

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McCook, Neb. – With record crop yields the last two years in Southwest Nebraska, Northwest Kansas, & Northeast Colorado, the McCook Farm & Ranch Expo is the place to be. The Expo will return to the Red Willow County Fairgrounds on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 16-17, 2011.

The show opens at 9 a.m. both days and closes at 7 p.m. the first day and 4 p.m. the second. Admission and parking are free.

To kick things off, there will be a free producer’s breakfast at 7:30am on Wednesday November 16th. Come join us for some great food and friendly faces. This event is sponsored by Willow Creek Meats, Archer Petroleum, Hometown Family Radio, Kugler, Pepsi, Nebraska Bull Service, Kleins Motor Electric, Cappel Sales, Eugene Koch Pioneer Seeds, Chief Hotel & Restraunt, Arickaree Ranch Supply, Cowboy Up Tack, Grosch Irrigation & Farmers Magazine.

“It’s a great place to come see the newest and latest in farming and ranching practices and technology,” said Darren Dale, show manager. “We are expecting 350 vendors from 20 states, Canada & Australia.”

Exhibitors include displays for farm and ranch equipment, seed and
chemicals, agricultural services, irrigation manufacturers, financial providers, commodity organizations, colleges, governmental services, home services, furniture and art galleries and much, much more.
This year the McCook Farm & Ranch Expo will feature a working Ranch Horse Sale on Wednesday the 16th starting at 6:00pm. The sale will show case the best performance horses for sale in the state that will be sold to the highest bidder. This event is sponsored by Z Tags North America. Along with the horse sale many local FFA Chapters will be making a project that will be auctioned off with all proceeds going back to that chapter.

Scott Daily Horse Training will be displayed this year at the expo. Scott has been featured on RFD-TV.  He will be show casing his low stress horse training techniques both days at the expo. Scott has been around horses most of his life. His love for horses and desire to train them began in 4-H while he was growing up in Inola, Oklahoma. Scott started training horses about 15 years ago. After many years of working with challenging colts and horses, Scott has developed and perfected his own techniques. Scott believes in building trust between horse and rider. Scott Daily Horse Training is sponsored by Vap Construction.

There will be park and drive zero turn mower demonstrations in front of the Kiplinger Arena. They will be brought to you be Kurtzer’s Walker Mowers.

We have a great line up of Rodeo Athletes this year, including Professional Bull Fighter Quirt Hunt, World Champion Steer Wrestler Dean Gorsuch, World Champion Bareback ride Will Lowe, along with Miss Rodeo Nebraska. They will be at the expo both days signing autographs along with other Rodeo queens from the area.  There will be several drawings at the expo including tickets to the Tri-City Storm Hockey and a beer garden to quench that thirst.  Corporate sponsors for the expo include Southwest Implement, Hometown Family Radio and the American Hat Company.

McCook is in the center of rich farmland and cattle feedlots in southwest Nebraska and northwest Kansas.

“Our parking lot counts from last year showed vehicles from 37 Nebraska counties, 20 Kansas counties, 13 Colorado counties and 10 other states,” says Dale.
The Red Willow County fairgrounds are in north central McCook, near West Fifth and O Streets.

For more information, contact Darren or Tana Dale at 866-685-0989 or or go online to