You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
World Ag Expo canceled for first time in history

World Ag Expo canceled for first time in history

  • Updated
  • 0
Local innovators shine at World Ag Expo

Blake Berbereia, owner of Berbereia Engineering & Manufacturing, shows his cotton folding attachment in this file photo. The attachment was a winner in the Top-10 New Products competition at the 2020 World Ag Expo.

TULARE — For more than 52 years, World Ag Expo has served agriculture by bringing buyers and sellers together to innovate, collaborate, and advance agriculture. In 2021, the show will not be held live for the first time in World Ag Expo history.
 
“After working with the Tulare County Health Department and other officials, it has become evident that given health and safety restrictions from the State of California, holding a live, international event is not responsible in February,” said Jerry Sinift, International Agri-Center CEO.
 
The International Agri-Center Board of Director’s decision to cancel the 2021 World Ag Expo was not taken lightly, and comes after months of research and evaluation of future trends and known constraints. The decision was finalized earlier than the initial November deadline to provide exhibitors, attendees, volunteers, concessionaires, contractors, and local businesses time to adjust their Tulare farm show plans.
 
The cancellation of World Ag Expo comes as another negative effect of COVID-19 for the International Agri-Center, exhibitors, non-profit food vendors, attendees, area hotels, restaurants, and other associated businesses.
 
Attendees are encouraged to follow World Ag Expo social media channels and watch their email inboxes for more information on World Ag Expo projects throughout 2020 and 2021. They can join the World Ag Expo email list to stay up-to-date at http://bit.ly/WAEupdates .
 
World Ag Expo staff will reach out to exhibitors concerning fees and more options for 2021 starting Wednesday.
 
The 2022 World Ag Expo is scheduled for February 8-10 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare.

Be the first to know

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

It is with deep sorrow that we say goodbye to Antonio “Tony” Gabriel Silveira; husband, father, Avô, Avô Velhinho, brother, uncle, & frien…

  • Updated

Gilbert Rodriguez Jr. (77) passed away on Dec. 28, 2020. He was born in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1943. He immigrated as a toddler with his family …

Violante, or Violet, as she was better known, was born May 1st, 1932 on the Azorean island of Santa Maria, Portugal. In 1950, she married Anto…

Recommended for you

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Breaking News