TULARE, Calif. (KFSN) --Preparations are underway for one of the biggest events to hit the Central Valley. The 49th annual world Ag Expo kicks off Tuesday in Tulare.
The tents are up and sod laid out for the 49th annual world Ag Expo. "We have a lot of California-based exhibitors but we try to focus on bringing international vendors just to up our game," said Marissa Carpenter, World Ag Expo.
The event, bringing international attention to the Central Valley and its companies, boasts more than 1,500 exhibits representing 49 countries. "There's a lot of business done here, so people will bring their products and people will come from all over the world to look at them," said Carpenter
Showing off the latest in the agricultural industry.
As the drought remains the biggest obstacle for those here in California, featured items are catering to that, like the Zimmatic line from the Lindsay Corporation. "Our main focus is preaching efficiency, whether it be labor, water, or those types of things," said Jason Parker, Lindsay Corporation.
Compared to flood irrigation, the mechanized irrigation is 60-70-percent more efficient. But as Operations Committee member, Bruce Shannon, explains, technology is what's taking each vendor to the next level. "If you're not advancing as a company you're getting left behind because we have to reduce your input cost in order to survive."
The show prides itself on showing the latest in agricultural technology. "A lot of the tech you see today helps reduce the cost to the farmer," said Shannon.
As well as addressing the growing copper and equipment theft the industry faces. Part of the shows top-ten address the issue
The world Ag Expo runs this Tuesday through Thursday, and for ticket information click here.